Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell is one of Australia’s most admired and respected artists, creative consultants and cultural philanthropists. She is an award winning actor, writer and director involved in some of this county’s most iconic films, plays, books and television such as Lantana and The Proposition, Bran Nue Dae and The Drovers Wife, Box the Pony and Black Chicks Talking, Redfern Now and Cleverman.

In recent times she has won the 2017 NSW and VIC Premiers Literary Awards for The Drovers Wife and been nominated for LOGIES, ADG, AWGIE and AACTA Awards for Cleverman, The Secret Daughter and Ready for This. Leah is a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman.