Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street Ipswich

Archie Roach AM is one of Australia’s iconic storytellers and cultural figures. As a proud Gunditjmara and Bundjalung man, as a singer, songwriter and author, as a vocal survivor of the Stolen Generations, Archie has carved a unique path through four decades of Australian culture.

Archie’s career as a recording artist spans ten albums, numerous soundtracks and a number of compilations of his work. He was inducted into the ARIA hall of fame in 2020 and made a member of The Order Of Australia in 2015 for his lifetime contributions to music and activism. Beyond these honours, Archie’s music has won countless awards including seven ARIAs.

Archie’s autobiography Tell Me Why, (2020) introduced him as an author. The award winning memoir details Archie’s extraordinary odyssey as a stolen child, removed from his family at the age of two, whose journey to reconnect with his people and understand his identity shaped the artist, activist and leader we know today. Archie’s activism, continues through The Archie Roach Foundation, dedicated to nurturing meaningful opportunities for First Nation artists.

Presented by Play On Presents and Ipswich Civic Centre