We acknowledge and are connected to the storykeepers who have come before us and those who will come after us.
black&write! Indigenous Writing and Editing Project is an Indigenous-led, national project that inspires people from all walks of life to connect with the rich knowledge, heritage and cultures of First Nations peoples through story.
In this exhibition, meet the authors and editors who have been part of black&write! and discover some truly special First Nations stories.
Ellen van Neerven
About the Sovereign Stories artwork
Artist, Kambarni, has created a drawing that reflects ideas of cultural ownership and sovereignty.
The drawing illustrates the connection between land, culture and our people's sovereignty.
Key to this drawing is the smoke wafting and pulling everything together, protecting all to share their stories. Smoke follows through the drawing and signifies people taking ownership of their stories and customs. The smoke protects people and their culture.
2022 black&write! fellowships
2022 black&write! fellowships are now open. Submit your application by 11 February.
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black&write! is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust, The Brian J Sutton Charitable Trust and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. We are proud to work with Hachette Australia as the black&write! Fellowship publishing partner.