Growing up in Perth, POOKIE discovered a love for many forms of creative expression, ranging from painting, sketching, sculpting and poetry. Utilising this creative arsenal, POOKIE’s art has become a dynamic display of her South Sudanese roots, with many of her pieces also celebrating her western upbringing. Relocating to Melbourne in 2014 she found a scene of Black creatives boldly celebrating their narratives. These creatives were unapologetically committed to
redefining the art scene by taking up space. Finding comfort among like-minded creatives, she began exhibiting her art, as well as organising and curating events to empower young creatives. In 2023 the POOKIE takeover is real, having recently performed headlining slots at Meredith Music Festival and Sun Cycle NYD as well as appearing as the official DJ and MC for Groovin’ the Moo 2023, touring regional centres across Australia alongside Denzel Curry, Fatboy Slim, Eliza Rose and more. POOKIE is paving the way for independent artists in Australia with her unapologetic nature as she marches to her own beat through the music industry, and she’s only getting started.

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