Nardi Simpson is a Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer and educator from NSW's North Wast freshwater plains. A founding member of Indigenous folk duo Stiff Gins, Nardi has been performing nationally and internationally for the past twenty years.
She is the current Director of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Barayagal Choir and participant in Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers program.
Nardi's compositional credits include recent commissions from Sydney Living Museums, Sydney Philharmonic Choirs and the National Carillion.
Her debut play Black Drop Effect will premiere at the 2020 Sydney Festival, and her debut novel, winner of 2018 Black&Write! Indigenous Writers Fellowship - Song of the Crocodile is due for release with Hatchette Australia in September 2020.
Nardi is a Gamilaraay language teacher and cultural consultant heavily involved in the teaching and sharing of culture, story and language in both her Sydney and Yuwaalaraay communities.
Articles by and about Nardi Simpson
28 Nov 2019 Ngarra-Burria has reinvigorated my ears, my mind and my spirit by Nardi Simpson
Yuwaalaraay writer, musician, composer & educator Nardi Simpson is a participating artist in the 2019 Ngarra-Burria - First Peoples Composers program. You can read about her experiences over the year in this blog article.
Works by Nardi Simpson
Nardi Simpson is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:
Wilga’s Last Dance by Nardi Simpson