Jazz Money (b.1992) is an artist, poet and filmmaker of Wiradjuri/Irish heritage based on Gadigal land, Sydney. Their cross-disciplinary practice speaks to language, narrative and First Nations’ legacies of place. Via agile poetics and moving images, Money’s work is an energetic vessel for the oral tradition of First Nations’ storytelling which, over millennia, has been the living instrument of care on and for this continent. Money is interested in how story and poetics inform the everyday and exist in the body as lived practice held through time. Their work is in equal measure a song of protest and a study in love.
Money’s art has been presented in leading institutions including: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Carriageworks, Sydney; Fremantle Biennale; HeK Basel, Switzerland; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Pivô, São Paulo; The Shed, New York; among others. In 2022 they received the prestigious Dreaming Award from the Australia Council for the Arts. Their writing has been published and performed nationally and internationally, including at TEDx Sydney; Edinburgh International Book Festival; Sydney Opera House; Literature Live! Mumbai; Performance Space, New York; PEN International; Auckland Writers Festival, and arts and literary festivals in every Australian state and territory.
Their first poetry collection, the best-selling how to make a basket (University of Queensland Press [UQP], 2021) was the 2020 winner of the David Unaipon Award and a second collection is forthcoming through UQP in 2024. Their first feature film WINHANGANHA, commissioned by the National Film and Sound Archive, premiered in October 2023.