How It Began

When Eli Westlake’s life was tragically taken on the 7th June 2008, shockwaves of grief reverberated throughout the many people that Eli had touched during his short time on earth. READ MORE

What We Do

The Foundation  was created to provide assistance to young indigenous musicians and youth at risk through programs of taking film-makers and musicians to their communities.  READ MORE

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The Smugglers of Light is a non-profit foundation set up to promote cultural awareness & empowerment through education via music & film in youth & indigenous communities

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Darwin to Adelaide – A Ride for Light

December 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Sean Whelan is cycling across 3,000 kilometres of desert in the brutal heat of the Australian summer, battling 40+ degree heat and searing UV rays to raise awareness for the Smugglers of Light Foundation. He will be departing Darwin on the 18th December and will arrive in Adelaide about 4 weeks later. Read More...

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2015 Music and Media Awards

November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

The winner of the 2015 Indigenous Music & Media Award is Marcus Corowa. Marcus is an emerging singer songwriter from far north Queensland, who draws on his Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage to create captivating music with elements of blues, jazz and funk. Congratulations also to our finalists - Jeffrey Zimran (of the Tjintu Desert Band) and Kahl Wallis. Marcus, Kahl & Jeffrey all tendered impressive applications amongst a very strong field of contestants.

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Breaking News – 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards

July 20th, 2015|0 Comments

GREAT NEWS : a Smugglers of Light / Desert Pea Media SONG NATION project has won a National Indigenous Music Award! The winner of the very popular Community Music Clip of the Year goes to ‘Cairns Murri Crew - Built to Last’ produced by Desert Pea Media BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED!! CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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