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Djirri Djirri dancer/singer Stacie discusses her work, family and the Djirri Djirri Dance Group

‘Stacie is a proud Wurundjeri Djadjawurrung and Ngurai Illum-Wurrung woman, a Djirri Djirri Dancer/Singer, the current Chairperson of the Victorian NAIDOC Committee and works as a First Nations Curator at TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville, Victoria. Stacie speaks to 3KND on her work, family and Djirri Djirri Dance Group... In her work with the Djirri Djirri Dance group, Stacie helps with creating dances, sings in language and also takes the lead when the lead Djirri, Mandy, is unavailable explaining all the cultural elements of dances, songs and attire. Stacie's Spirit Protector is Dandan the rainbow lorikeet.

In her 3rd year Chairing the Victorian NAIDOC Committee, she has volunteered her time to bring some of the biggest events in Victorian throughout NAIDOC Week. A Curator of First Nations stories, Stacie worked at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum and is currently on a 2year contract at TarraWarra Museum of Art to curate the second exhibition for the Yalingwa Program, producing an exhibition of Artists responding to the landscape, love and destruction of our nearby Bush Country and Waterways. Stacie has a great love for community, a desire to support and witness the progress of First Peoples, and a drive in protecting country.’


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