Keia McGrady

nipaluna / Hobart, TAS

Keia McGrady is a Githabul, Migunberri – Yugumbeh woman, residing in nipaluna, lutruwita. Keia is a multi-faceted artist and choreographer, performing at festivals and events such as Junction Arts Festival, Ten Days On The Island, Panama Festival, Perth Festival, Sydney Contemporary and more. With the a desire of  truth telling through movement  Keia has performed in seasons such as Taree Sansdbury’s MI:WI season at QPAC, Mel O’callaghan exhibition Centre of the Centre, Jo Loyds work Collision, and recently joining the national tour with Karul projects for their show Silence.

Keia has a passion for guiding the next generation through the arts with song writing and movement workshops. Facilitating and performing in Tasdance educational program Trolls, Drill Performance Company’s dance nexus program and facilitating song writing and movement workshops throughout lutruwita and in Roebourn WA.

Keia’s practice is rooted in deep listening, weaving stories through visual art and movement while valuing collaborations to create safe spaces to express and heal.

Keia is the recipient of the 2023 Performing Lines TAS Aboriginal Arts Mentorship, supported by Arts Tasmania.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.