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Bebe Backhouse


A descendant of the Bardi Jawi people of the Kimberley region of north-Western Australia, Bebe Backhouse is a writer and artistic leader who’s called Narrm home for ten years.

Beginning his creative practice as a classical pianist and composer, Bebe later made a name for himself as a producer and director of theatre, festivals, and public art projects across Australia, including international dance and theatre projects in New Zealand, France and Belgium.

A leader in designing and delivering high-profile programs and strategic projects for Australia’s diverse communities, his senior leadership positions at prolific organisations across Narrm have allowed him to successfully foster many opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives to showcase their work in mainstream platforms, allowing Traditional Culture to thrive in the public realm.

An award-winning writer and published author, Bebe’s debut solo publication more than these bones will be released in March 2023.

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