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.
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