Meet the

Authors & Presenters

Sandra Hill & Tracie Pushman

Sandra Hill and daughter Tracie Pushman are Yorga (women) of the Pibulmun people of the South-West, Wandandi Boodja.

Sandra is a professional artist of 26 years. Her work celebrates personal and cultural identity. “My art is about educating others, my work is a visual essay about our collective experiences such as stolen generations and government policies but it also acknowledges the ongoing survival and resilience of my people and our culture”.

She was a finalist in the 2015 WA Indigenous Art Award and won the Peoples Choice Award, she was chosen to exhibit in “Defying Empire” the National Indigenous Art Triennial 2017 exhibition, National Gallery of Australia. In 2011 she was a finalist in the Sulman Art Prize, State Gallery of NSW. Sandra’s work has been shown in New York, Canada, Singapore, China and most major cities nationally. The National Gallery of Australia, Wesfarmers, Art Gallery of WA, National Gallery of Victoria, Holmes A Court Collection and other major collections hold her work.

Tracie holds a BA in Psychology and is currently working in a counselling role working with families in crisis in Bunbury. She is also working on her PhD in Creative Writing through Curtin University and will soon finish writing her first novel.

Voyager Writers Room

Coming Home

Friday | 3 May | 2pm

A conversation will take place between Stolen Generation mother and Wadandi Elder, Sandra Hill and her daughter Tracie Pushman, regarding the difficult, painful and unique journey that Sandra experienced navigating her way home to family, culture and community.

Sponsored by: Undalup Association

Ticket: $10 or included in Festival Pass 



Sandra Hill & Tracie Pushman


Coming Home

Writers Room
Friday | 3 May | 2pm