Derik Lynch (YANKUNYTJATJARA)
Born 1986, Alice Springs, Australia
Lives and works Nothern Territory & Adelaide, South Australia
Derik Lynch is an initiated Yankunytjatjara man born in Alice Springs in 1986. Derik grew up in community in Old Timers Camp in Alice Springs. He spent his childhood living between many communities in the Northern Territory and South Australia, including Umoona/Coober Pedy, Aputula/Finke, and Santa Teresa. He has worked both nationally and internationally in theatre, film and TV, including at the Southbank Theatre, London, Belvoir Street Theatre (Sydney Theatre Company), and at the Sydney Opera House with DANCERITES (2019). During the London run of Namatjira, Derik was also invited for a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II. His recent work Marungka tjalatjunu, with Australian artist Matthew Thorne, won the Silver Bear Jury prize at Berlinale. Derik currently works as an artist, educator, and youth worker.