Jinda Productions (Gumbaynggirr, Bundjalung, Dunghutti)
06, 08–11 May $30–34 1 hr

Matriarch is an original and dynamic one-woman show celebrating the strength and resilience of four Gumbaynggirr women, spanning over 100 years of Australian history. A hit show of the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 and winner of a Green Room Award for best performance, Sandy Greenwood’s production vividly brings to life the matriarchs of her own family through a combination of drama, dance and music.

Matriarch explores cultural identity, the effects of intergenerational trauma and what it means to be a fair skin Blak woman in modern Australia.


The Butterfly Club is a licensed venue. Under 18s can only attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Mild coarse language and adult themes. Parental guidance recommended.


  • Performer, Writer, Producer: Sandy Greenwood
  • Live Song & Music: Sean Ryan
  • Writer & Producer: Oliver V Cowley