"It is humbling to be a part of something so important as the development and growth of a child's mind. It should be everyone's business," said Ursula in taking up her role as Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Ursula Yovich is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s foremost indigenous performance artists and is a Helpmann award-winning actor and singer, as well as an indigenous advocate.
"I am excited and honoured to be an Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. To participate in the imparting of knowledge to young, impressionable and beautiful minds that would otherwise not have had the joys of a simple book... A simple book that could transport them and open up a whole new world.
A selection of Ursula’s recent screen work for television includes The Gods of Wheat Street, both series of the ground-breaking Redfern Now, Devil’s Dust and Rake. She has also appeared in the feature films Australia and Jindabyne.
An accomplished stage actor, Ursula is much in demand by leading mainstage and independent theatre companies in Australia. Standout performances include Mother Courage (QTC), The Secret River, Bloodland (STC), Capricornia, The Sapphires (Belvoir) Jerry Springer: The Opera (SOH), The Magic Hour (Deckchair Theatre). Her distinctive singing voice has enchanted audiences worldwide, including New York’s Carnegie and London’s Queen Elizabeth Halls and our own Sydney Opera House.