Ripley Kavara works to create spaces for performers and artists to tell stories through music. He invites them to participate in a deep community led practice around creation - primarily through reconnecting to culture, ancestry, history and the grief that haunts many of our complex histories. Through these spaces, he hopes to achieve a reconnection and catharsis, by naming some of those intangible feelings we live with. He is of Papua New Guinean and Scottish ancestry and lives and creates on unceded Wurundjeri lands.
Queer Nu Werk, 2023