Declan Furber Gillick is an Arrernte playwright, artist, educator, performer and musician with Aboriginal and Irish-Anglo ancestry. His works include the multi-award winning play Bighouse Dreaming and Scar Trees, a theatre-as-education play commissioned by Ilbijerri Theatre Company. Declan has had prose, poetry and essays published by Affirm Press, Southerly, Centre For Indigenous Story and Red Room Poetry. He is currently working on a new play for Melbourne Theatre Company, where he is a resident writer in their Next Stage program.