Black Birds is a Sydney based co-operative which was founded in 2015 and is led by core members, Ayeesha Ash & Emele Ugavule. It is a response to the lack representation & misrepresetation of Women of Colour in the Australian arts. With each project, creatives are invited to collaborate on works that dissect and document the female Non-Indigenous Black and Brown diasporic experience in Australia through art and performance in a variety of mediums and spaces - both theatrical and non-theatrical. In the last year, Black Birds have performed as part of the Yirramboi Festival (SHORE: Story), with the Pan Afrikan Poets Cafe (Black Girl Magic), co-produced three theatrical performances (The Joan, Festival Fatale & The Community Reading Room), a visual art installation (AMbush Gallery) and an experimental short film(AMbush Gallery & Footscray Community Arts Centre).