Lily Shearer is a proud citizen of the Murrwarri Republic & Ngemba Nation (north-west NSW/south-east QLD) woman with 30+ years experience in First Peoples Cultural Development, Arts Management and in Theatre and performance making.

She is co-founder and creative producer of Moogahlin Performing Arts, receiving the prestigious Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development from the Australia Council for the Arts in 2016.

Lily worked with collaborators Ursula Yovich and Darren Bell on The Memory Project at Bankstown Arts Centre. Marley Nipps was a WestWords artist in residence at BAC as part of this initiative.