Kylie Bracknell (formerly Farmer) (also known as Kaarljilba Kaardn) is an Aboriginal Australian actress. She has played Juliet in a run of Romeo and Juliet with the Australian Shakespeare Company, featured in the 2010 revival of The Sapphires, appeared in Rima Tamou's film Sa Black Thing (an episode of the SBS TV series Dramatically Black) performed in the theatre production Aliwa!, appeared in Muttacar Sorry Business and is the face and narrator of the NITV series Waabiny Time.
Noongar language and culture has featured strongly in Farmer's career. She spent 11 years with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, an Aboriginal-led theatre company based in Perth, in the heart of Noongar country. In 2012, she was part of the cast from Yirra Yaakin, which translated Shakespeare's sonnets into Noongar and performed them at the Globe Theatre in London. She is a strong advocate for Aboriginal languages, with appearances at TEDxManly and on the ABC program Q&A. In addition, Farmer has taught language through music to young Noongar people in country towns, through Community Arts Network's Noongar Pop Culture project and through early years television series Waabiny Time.
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