Sherene Stewart | Taungurung
Sherene is a proud Taungurung woman of the Eastern Kulin Nations who currently leads the first all First Nations producing team.
Sherene started her career in events/festivals as an intern at City of Melbourne, receiving the Victorian Indigenous intern of the year award. Sherene has worked across the areas of public events permitting, sponsorship/partnerships and premier events.
Sparking her passion for the arts, Sherene led the all First Nations Front of House team in the first iteration of YIRRAMBOI Festival and has continued her journey as YIRRAMBOI’s Festival Hub (WEELAM), Opening Ceremony and Program Producer, Co-Curator of BlakHEART Festival and now Executive Producer of YIRRAMBOI.
“It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of the YIRRAMBOI family and provide platforms to incredibly talented First Nations creatives. My passion comes from my community and my drive comes from my Elders, who have come before us to ensure that the next generation are able to be in the position of strength to carry on culture through new expressions. YIRRAMBOI means tomorrow in the shared local languages of the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung peoples and that’s exactly what it means to me, ‘Tomorrow’ is bright and we as First Nations people will continue to thrive in our resilience.”