Wangkangurru | Adnyamathanha | Kuyani | Luritja | Deiri | Yankunytjatjara | Cook Island | Maori
A highly experienced journalist and multifaceted artist, Dre Ngatokorua is a respected ambassador for his community and the city of Port Augusta.
Drawing on his Wangkangurru, Adnyamathanha, Cook Island and Maori heritage, Dre creates interactive DJ sets and turns into his alter ego MoZzi. His show MoZzi x Inkatja sold at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe and he has been a frequent contributor to the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Neo program as well as the annual Wilpena Pound New Years event. He was recently featured on Triple J as part of the 2021 NAIDOC Mix UP line-up.
Moving from behind the mixing desk to behind and in front of the camera, Dre utilises his broadcast, digital content and editorial skills to produce regular shows for Umeewarra Aboriginal Media Association including Straight Out Show, Umeewarra Downtown, Umee NAIDOC TV. He has been a finalist for the National Indigenous Media Awards in photography, oral history and television documentary creation.
He contributes back to young people across the nation as a Heywire mentor and Trailblazer participant. Currently Dre is on the board of First Nations Media Australia and the Community Media Training Organisation. He is also a valued member of the Country Arts SA’s RAP Advisory Committee and Australian Arts ATSI Advisory Committee.
Dre continues to build on his innate storytelling skills through the development of audio and digital content for his own projects as well as others in the Davenport community.