Reuben Lewis

Reuben Lewis’ latest album, Abstract Playgrounds, was described in The Wire as “a beguiling stew of afro-beat, jazz- rock-inflected postbop, and electro-acoustic noise” and earned his group I Hold the Lion’s Paw a nomination for Best Australian Jazz Ensemble in the Jazz Bell Awards. Reuben is the AAO Pathfinders Associate Artist for 2019/2020.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.