Ask about Kutcha Edwards
Key Points
  • A member of the Stolen Generations and institutionalised at 18 months old, Kutcha Edwards is a prime example of how a person can rise from humble beginnings to auspicious life achievements.
  • 2021 Australia Council Fellowship.
  • Created and premiered a successful Screen Australia web series Kutcha’s Carpool Koorioke at Yirramboi Arts Festival 2019, with more episodes planned. Joining Kutcha in the car in Series 1 are artists Archie Roach, Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Bart Willoughby, Bunna Lawrie, Emily Wurramara plus Elaine Crombie and local legend and regular passenger Uncle Jack Charles.
  • In 2021 completed his new album, Circling Time, featuring a recently released single We Sing. The song's chorus is a choir of near 100 voices that include Archie Roach, Paul Kelly, Judith Durham, Joe Geia, Emily Wurramara, Emma Donovan, Rebecca Barnard and many, many more. We Sing is a moving anthem that sings for Love, Justice, Freedom and Peace.
  • Awarded the 2016 winner of both the Melbourne Prize for Music and Distinguished Musician Fellowship and a 2015 inductee on to the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll.
  • Distinguished clients include speaking engagements with the Wheeler Centre, Latrobe University tutoring student teachers and master classes for the Vic College of the Arts.
Topics
  • Kutcha Edward - His life story
  • The stolen generations
  • Reconciliation
  • Racism
  • Indigenous education, health and wellbeing
  • Cultural awareness
Testimonials

I believe very strongly that Kutcha Edwards is an exceptional creative artist, collaborator and cross-cultural educator and I commend him to you unreservedly.

Former Associate Professor
Monash University
Senior Lecturer
RMIT University
Adjunct Professor
Swinburne University

Awesome again... I must say I think he is starting to mellow with age. He is like a good red wine getting better every year. I really appreciate you booking us in and I cannot tell you how much the students get out of the experience.
Lecturer in Learning Theory and Indigenous Education
Latrobe University

...it was the giant Kutcha Edwards who had the audience by the throat. I don't think I've seen a more soulful performance in my life.
Murundak Review, Sydney Festival
The Herald Sun

I visited the First Peoples exhibition at the Museum and absolutely loved it! I saw Kutcha speak in that video presentation. The visit inspired me to continue learning about Indigenous culture.
General Manager
Sports Without Borders