A man called Yarra







'I’m a Wathaurong man. I’m an artist who draws on life in this big red and yellow and black country.’ Stan ‘Yarra’ Yarramunua: artist, musician, actor, social worker, businessman.

From growing up in poverty in Swan Hill, Yarra had a tumultuous and often rough childhood. He looked set to fall into one too many skirmishes with the law; have one too many drinks, sliding down the path to alcoholism. Yet after years of addiction, Stan gave up drinking, discovered painting and found his true name of Yarramunua.

He opened one of the first privately owned Aboriginal art galleries in Australia, and represented Indigenous artists from around the country, including from the desert regions.

Today, Yarra is an internationally renowned artist and performer. But he hasn’t forgotten his roots: he is committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal kids in his home town, and has helped many young Indigenous men find their way out of addiction and despair. This is an inspiring story of a remarkable man overcoming hardship, striving for a better life, and reclaiming his ancestry.

A man called Yarra is an inspiring memoir of overcoming hardship and striving for a better life. Stan will be joined in conversation by biographer Robert Hillman for this special Reconciliation Week event.

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Event Details

Event Date Monday 27 May, 6:30pm
Event End Date Monday 27 May, 7:30pm
Location Newport Community Hub
No bookings required
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