Thomas E S Kelly

“not to worry (about) this isn’t aboriginal enough..”

Thomas E S Kelly


Thomas E. S. Kelly is a proud Bundjalung and Wiradjuri man of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. He studied at NAISDA Dance College and graduated in 2012. Thomas is an artist that works with multiple art forms which include choreography, dance, theatre, music composition, puppetry and teaching.

we discuss:

  • walking on stage
  • wollumbin/warning
  • toyota bundera
  • mentors
  • establishing artist?
  • multidisciplinary
  • mis:conceive
  • wants from choreography
  • what is not political?
  • if work can be “not indigenous enough”


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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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