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 Semaphore is a newsletter and publishing project about art fromWestern Australia | Semaphore is a collaborative project and practice | Semphore enters into a dialogue with art from its rooted location of Boorloo on Noongar Country |


Cassie Lynch

Cassie Lynch is a writer, consultant and academic living in Perth. She is currently researching a creative writing PhD investigating colonial ideology and the intersection of Aboriginal cultural memory and scientific concepts of Deep Time. She is a descendant of the Noongar people and belongs to the beaches on the south coast of Western Australia. She is a student of the Noongar language, and is the artistic director of Woylie Fest, an all-Aboriginal storytelling festival based in Fremantle. Her writing has been featured in Westerly, Perth Festival, Winter Fest Perth, Fremantle Arts Centre, and Brio Books. She spends a lot of time thinking about the wetlands buried beneath the pavers of Perth City, and sees the ghosts of swamp banksias in skyscraper lobbies.

Kaya. We acknowledge the Whadjuk People of Boorloo boodja who are the traditional owners of the land where Semaphore is made. We respect their culture, their custodianship, and their continuing contribution to the life of this city and this region. That includes recognising and respecting sovereignty while working in solidarity towards a treaty and supporting ongoing connection to country. That means linguistic rights, economic opportunity, and artistic endeavour. To their Elders, past, present and emerging, we say thanks.