'Yinarr' is a glimpse into the discovery and exploration of Gamilaroi Woman,  Amelia O’Leary’s, journey with identity.  Yinarr means ‘Aboriginal Woman’ in Gamillaraay Language.  In this iteration of 'Yinarr', O’Leary shares a raw physical depiction of her internal vortex of identity and sisterhood that ripples into the physical, digital and spiritual worlds. 

12 Mar at 8:20pm  /  16 Mar at 6:00pm  / 17-18 Mar at 7:30pm


First Nation, Australia


by Amelia O'Leary

Amelia is a First Nations Gamilaroi woman from Barraba New South Wales and has lived in Melbourne for the past eleven years. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance from The Victorian College of the Arts in 2021.  Whilst at the VCA she performed in works By Daniel Riley, Danielle Micich, Anna Smith, Alice Dixon and Caroline Meaden. Amelia has created several dance films including 'Yinarr' and 'No Correct Way.'

Amelia is also a co-founder of the independent dance collective Evocative Feminine Architecture. In 2021 she started training in Krump under Nadiah Biddle. Her practice consists of multiple elements including improvisation and storytelling.

Amelia is an all-rounded independent artist creating all her own soundscapes and projections.