Norm Stanley and Nikki McKenzie
I am a proud Aboriginal man with heritage connected to the Kurnai and Wotjabaluk people of Victoria. I am a musician, artist and storyteller born here on Wadawurrung Country. I am a proud father of 5 children who were all born and live here on Wadawurrung Country too. Sharing the love I have for my Culture is my life passion. I follow in the footsteps of my ancestors by honoring and sharing the stories of land, life and culture through the many different art forms that I am continuing to practice. I have over 25 years’ experience in education, music and art. Below is a statement that I wrote and believe in as I walk my journey.
“Our stories are the oldest stories in the world. Our ancestors passed these stories down to us over thousands of years and across hundreds of generations. Now we have a role to play, we have become the holders of these stories. We are now The Keepers of the flame”.
I am a proud Aboriginal Woman with heritage connecting me to Wadawurrung Country. I was born and raised in Warrnambool, Gunditjmara Country. I moved around a bit in early adulthood until settling in Geelong five years ago. I am now a proud mum of two young children who share my passion in our Culture. Currently in the process of developing a children’s book with a family member which will have my artwork featured I am an avid baker; I always have been, and it lets me be creative in a different medium