Shellie Morris and partner Jone Vuga perform with local teens from Wollongong Youth Centre

Shellie Morris and partner Jone Vuga perform with local teens from Wollongong Youth Centre

Internationally-renowned Australian Indigenous artist Shellie Morris is spending this week cultivating homegrown talent.

The decorated singer-songwriter today worked with teenagers from the Wollongong Youth Centre as part of a reward program that gave them the opportunity to record their own songs.

Morris was raised in Sydney but as an adult moved to the Northern Territory to meet her biological parents.

She has since toured around Australia with Yothu Yindi, and performed at the 2012 London Olympics with the Black Arm Band singing in twelve Indigenous Australian languages.

Southern Youth and Family Services have worked with Morris before and invited her to come back to continue helping disadvantaged Illawarra youth find their voice.

Words: HARRISON VESEY
Pictures: MAT ROLPH

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