Art & Industry Festival 2018
Artist in Residence
Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary artist James Henry, grandson of Jimmy Little, is a sought-after photographer, composer, musician and sound engineer. He has worked with Ilbijerri Theatre Company as a theatre sound designer and with the City of Melbourne as musical director of the Dreamtime at the G performances. He has created new work for the 2016 Melbourne Festival and for the inaugural Yirramboi Festival in 2017. As a guitarist and singer, he has toured with Black Arm Band (UK and US) and Archie Roach (Into the Bloodstream tour). His own musical work spans country-rock, reggae and hip-hop and deals with Aboriginal perspectives on tokenism and the politics of nationalism.
“Music has given me the opportunity to make my voice heard, to put my perspective across to be enjoyed by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike and bridge the cultural divide.”
See James Henry's work during the Festival in The Bridge by Vicki Reynolds and How to Build Bridges: The Symposium.