Acknowledgement of Country

Dharug

Bayadyinyang budyari Dharug yiyura Dharug Ngurra.
Bayady’u budyari Dharug Warunggadgu baranyiin barribugu.
Bayady’u budyari wagulgu yiyuragu Ngurra bimalgu Blacktown City. Flannel flowers dyurali bulbuwul.
Yanmannyang mudayi Dharug Ngurrawa. Walama ngyini budbud dali Dharug Ngurra Dharug yiyura baranyiin barribugu.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people, and their continued connection to Country.
We pay our respects to Elders from yesterday to tomorrow.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Blacktown City where the flannel flowers still grow proud and strong.
We will walk softly on this land and open our hearts to Country as the Dharug people have for tens of thousands of years.

Meet The Team | Bee Cruse

Meet Bee Cruse, our Community Engagement Coordinator for Solid Ground – Blacktown Arts’ long-term partnership program with Carriageworks.

Bee is a Storyteller born and bred on Cabrogal country (a clan within the Darug nation). Her family come from the Gomeroi, Wiradjuri and Monaroo-Yuin peoples of NSW.

“Essentially, I’m a storyteller. I don’t want to limit what role I do, or what medium I work in… I want people to hear, see and feel my stories.”

Bee’s stories focus on her strong indigenous culture, people from the urban Liverpool area where she was born, as well as her connection to her American Indian and Chinese ancestry. With aspirations to be a writer, director, producer and actor she has worked in film, theatre and television alongside Rachel Perkins and Wayne Blaire on Redfern Now and Cleverman, and with Urban Theatre Projects as the Assistant Director of Home Country for Sydney Festival 2017.

Bee has a strong interest in global politics, and sees art as a means for social change. Her unique attitude to life and work has inspired her creative thought and she strives to inspire the best in others.

“Bee the change you want to see in the world.”

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