Sarah Bond | Wakka Wakka
Sarah Bond, a Wakka Wakka woman, began producing events and programming First Nations arts programs for festivals after studying arts management at the Victorian College of Arts in 2000.
Since 2000, she has produced many festivals and celebrations, including the Black Arm Band, Moomba Waterfest, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival. Sarah recently worked as a producer of Blak & Bright First Nations Literary festival.
Sarah set up Black Ruby Productions in 2005 and she went onto produce her first documentary film My Brother Vinnie in 2006. My Brother Vinnie has received several awards for best documentary from the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2006, Flickerfest International Film Festival in 2007, St Kilda Film Festival in 2007, also winning the Audience award at St Kilda Film Festival in 2007.
Sarah then went onto associate produce Murundak – Songs of Freedom in 2011, another award-winning documentary feature film which takes you on a journey into the heart of Aboriginal protest songs featuring the Black Arm Band.
Previous to Sarah’s career in the creative industry, she worked in the Australian Public Service for ten years (ATSIC and Aboriginal Affairs Victoria). Sarah is currently a freelance arts worker and is based in regional Victoria.