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Mark Nannup

Community Engagement Facilitator

Mark Nannup is a Yamatji/Noongar man from Western Australia. Mark grew up in Meekatharra and Port Hedland, and moved to Melbourne in 2013, and within that time he became a board member for the Victorian NAIDOC committee from 2015-2018 and was the first indigenous engagement coordinator for the Midsumma Festival in 2017. He then went on to complete his Bachelors Degree in Acting at the VCA.

Mark has been in some of the biggest cultural change movements in theatre since completing his degree in 2019, starring in the theatre production HECATE (2019), directed by Kylie Bracknell. This production subverts the Shakespeare play of McBeth into an entire version spoken in Noongar language. Then in 2021 Mark went on to voice Lo Wei, in the dubbing of Fist of Fury Noongar Daa, also directed by Kylie Bracknell. This was another first for Australia, where an entire movie was dubbed in the language of Noongar people.

As well as an actor, Mark is a respected community member and change maker, with culture at the heart of everything he does.



Panel: Empowering First Nations young people to become leaders within their industries and communities

  • What do First Nations young people need from their mentors, communities and workplaces to succeed?

  • Identifying the unique skillsets and perspectives of the current generation of First Nations leaders and recognising your own "value proposition"

  • What role can schools and early career planning opportunities play in helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to become confident leaders?

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