More Than These Bones - Bebe Backhouse

Sunday, 12 March 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Tony K. Fretton had the honor of chatting to BEBE BACKHOUSE & his new book "More than these bones".

A descendant of the Bardi Jawi people of the Kimberley region of north-Western Australia, Bebe Backhouse is an award-winning writer and creative leader who’s called Naarm home for many years. 

Beginning his creative practice as a classical pianist and composer, Bebe later made a name for himself as a producer and director of theatre, festivals, and public art projects across Australia, including international dance and theatre projects in New Zealand, France, and Belgium.

 A leader in designing and delivering high-profile programs and strategic projects for Australia’s diverse communities, his senior leadership positions at prolific organisations across Naarm have allowed him to successfully foster many opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives to showcase their work in mainstream platforms, allowing Traditional Culture to thrive in a public space.

A writer, poet, illustrator, speaker, and facilitator living on the unceded land of the Kulin peoples, Bebe's works encompass love, loss, identity, Aboriginal and gay existence, place, and Country.

Songs played:

Electric Fields - 2000 and whatever.
Baker Boy - Meditjin
Jessica Mauboy - Time After Time
Samuel Gaskin - Reckoning
Christine Anu - My Island Home

Sunday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Critically engaged queer commentary.


Queering the Air collective