Richard Frankland

Parrtjima | Music | Richard J Frankland Discovering Leerpeen Mara

One of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous figures, Richard Frankland is a performer, filmmaker, activist, novelist, counsellor, musician, community leader, educator, academic, songwriter, poet and playwright.

Born on the coast in South-West Victoria, Richard is a Gunditjmara man. He is Koytpa Koy Koy Mara. A story man. An art-warrior.

His fifth album, Discovering Leerpeen Mara, is a reimagining of his life map of songs. It features the achingly beautiful Freycinet Line and River to the Sea, and new recordings of some of his older work, like Cry Freedom and Tomorrow Australia. Richard's spoken word opus is part Frank Zappa and part unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. A Professor at Deakin University, Melbourne (Naarm), Richard is also Elder-in-Residence at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Join us as Richard imparts his magic at Parrtjima 2023.

Venue: Gathering Ground, Parrtjima Hub, Desert Park

Entry to music performances will be on a first-come, first-served basis so make sure you arrive early.

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