Shellie Morris


A multi award-winning singer/songwriter, Shellie uses her voice to entertain and share messages.

Her voice and heart-felt music has seen her grace stages from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Sydney Opera House and Skirball in New York. Her advocacy and empowerment work has seen her gain recognition as the 2014 NT Australian of the Year, Music in Community award recipient as well as winning NIMAs and Deadlys for her music.

Shellie has worked with more than 70 remote communities throughout her career, partnering with the likes of Fred Hollows Foundation, AMRRIC, AMSANT and the Jimmy Little Foundation.
She is a feature artist in Black Arm Band, performing around Australia and overseas singing in the languages of her families: Yanyuwa and Wardaman.

The album she created with her aunties and grandmothers from Borroloola, Ngambala Wiji li-Wunungu, was an ARIA nominee and has taken a language which has fewer than 22 fluent speakers to the world.

She co-wrote the music for the internationally acclaimed Prison Songs musical documentary with Casey Bennetto (Paul Keating the Musical) and spearheaded the development of this into a stage production for Darwin Festival 2015 which played to sold out audiences.

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