Jazz Money (b. 1992 Cammeraygal Country/Sydney, l. Gadigal Country/Sydney) is an artist, poet and filmmaker of Wiradjuri/Irish heritage. Their cross-disciplinary practice speaks to language, narrative and First Nations’ legacies of place. Via agile poetics and moving images Money’s work is an energetic vessel for the oral tradition of story-telling of First Nations cultures which over millennia has been the living instrument of care on and for this continent. Money upholds Wiradjuri word-concepts and stories from all over as exemplars of cultural intelligence and recounts old mythologies and cosmologies with bright articulation. With texts both subtle and loud, they speak of abundance dispossessed by the greed of colonisers. In print and video, the juxtaposition, superimposition and alternation of image and text in their work is generative of new knowledges of poetic force that bridge truth of country with an erotics defiant of the colonial frame. Money gives voice to idiom and delights in a living etymology. Their work is in equal measure a song of protest and a study in love.

Money’s work has been published, exhibited, screened and performed (spoken and sung) widely in some of the most prestigious venues and cultural festivals internationally. Their first published collection of poetry, the best-selling how to make a basket (University of Queensland Press), was the 2020 winner of the David Unaipon Award for best writing of the year by an unpublished Indigenous writer. The book has resulted in many invitations to festivals internationally.

In 2021, Money was one of 27 artists invited to create a work for Unfinished Camp, an online initiative conceived by Hans Ulrich Obrist and András Szántó in response to the question, 'What is the future of art in a decentralized world?' Money's contribution, a video work called We have stories for all the dark spaces inbetween, was hosted by ACMI.

Money is a Clothing Store resident artist at Carriageworks Sydney for 2023 and was the recipient of the 2021 RE/Vision commission with the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia. The resulting work, WINHANGANHA (a Wiradjuri word that loosely translates to ‘remember, know, think’), will have its Australian premieres, in late 2023. Money’s three channel video projection infinite iterative piece was exhibited at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, as part of the exhibition Between Waves, curated by Jessica Clark.

Money first exhibited at The Commercial in 2022 in the exhibition, LIGHTMOVING. Their work was exhibited as part of the gallery's group exhibition at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks in 2023.

Key exhibitions


Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Macquarie Bank
University of Sydney Libraries, Sydney

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