Bryan Andy is a Yorta Yorta man from Cummeragunja – an Aboriginal village on the Murray River. Bryan is a freelance writer, radio broadcaster and arts event producer. He is the current Convenor of OutBlack – an LGBTIQ social support and advocacy group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Victoria.
Bryan studied a Bachelor of Arts at Monash University majoring in Aboriginal Studies and Linguistics. He has worked with Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia Council for the Arts, Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation, Amnesty International and within local government with the City of Yarra and the City of Whittlesea. His first writing job was with Lonely Planet, and since he has been published with ABC Online, Koorie Heritage Trust, The Guardian, Melbourne Star Observer, The Walkley Magazine and Meanjin.
Most recently Bryan worked with writers Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius, Melissa Reeves, Christos Tsialkos and composer Irene Vela on the stage play Anthem, which was presented at Melbourne International Arts Festival and is slated to tour nationally through other as-yet-unannounced arts festivals. Bryan is a proud gay man.