Written by Zac James, Bilya Kaatjin – which means ‘fresh water knowledge’ in Noongar – is a piece that was performed by Yirra Yaakin theatre in 2020 and 2022.
This production journeys through global dreaming stories to teach it’s audience about the importance of accepting others, the power of empathy, and the impact of climate change to the land and the Noongar seasons.
We were entrusted with the creation of the graphic identity of the piece, from the creation of the poster to the production of videos and shooting of photos.
Yirra Yaakin, meaning ‘Stand Tall’ in Noongar language, is one of Australia’s leading Aboriginal performing arts organisations. They continue to produce award-winning, world-class theatre that is exciting, entertaining, educational, authentic and culturally appropriate.
The company has commissioned and premiered more than 50 new major festival presentations like Waltzing the Wilarra, One day in 67, Aliwah, Windmill Baby, Cruel Wild Woman, Hecate, The Sum of Us and Panawathi Girl. They have worked with and nurtured prestigious Aboriginal writers including David Milroy, Sally Morgan, Derek Nannup, Mitch Torres and Dallas Winmar, among many others.
The organisation is community driven, actively engaging in educational programs and youth workshops in a bid to encourage and further develop Indigenous Australian’s within the theatre industry.