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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Tristen Harwood

Tristen (Ngalakgan) is an art critic, writer, and PhD student. He teaches art history and theory at the Victorian College of the Arts. Tristen recently co-edited ‘Variations A More Diverse Picture of Contemporary Art.’

He’s writing on art is published in ‘The New York Times Style magazine’, ‘ArtReview’, ‘Artlink’, ‘Overland Journal’, ‘Un Magazine’, ‘The Saturday Paper’, ‘Art Monthly Australasia’, ‘Art + Australia’, and others.