Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the sacred lands on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nations and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past present and future.

We recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first storytellers; and that knowledge transfer through storytelling is imbedded in the very DNA of this Country.

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Shontane Farmer

Shontane is a Noongar and Yamatji woman who was born and raised in Perth. The performing arts was something Shontane was always interested in but never knew this passion could become a career. In 2019 Shontane completed the Aboriginal Performance course at WAAPA. She then auditioned for the Bachelor of Arts (Acting) and was accepted into the 3 year program.

Shontane graduated in 2022 and secured a spot in the graduate program at Red Stitch Theatre Company. She hopes to be on the stages and screens of Australia to increase Indigenous representation in the performing arts and tell Indigenous stories.