Author and Illustrator
Gregg Dreise is a gifted artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals.
He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales.
He is the author and illustrator of My Culture and Me; Cunning Crow; Silly Birds; Kookoo Kookaburra; and Mad Magpie. All of these stories are about teaching morals. They address self image, friendship, kindness, bullying and indigenous culture. Gregg is also the illustrator of the classic story Tiddalik the Frog, and has poetry with his illustrations in the anthology A Boat of Stars; and illustrations in High 5 to the Boys and contributions towards Why I Love Australia. He has a Children’s Music CD called Sing. Dance. Walk Together.
Gregg is very proud to be an ambassador of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation a charity that brings books, laughter, confidence and fun to remote communities around Australia. Teeny Weeny Yikiyikini and I Open the Door were collaborations with students from remote Indigenous communities.
Travelling to schools all over Australia and other countries of the world has continually expanded his love of his profession. He is proud to work with Penguin Random House, Magabala Books; Pearson Publishing, ABC Books, Harper Collins and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.
Look, listen, sing, dance, and learn with Gregg Dreise as he uses his didgeridoos and guitar to have fun. Share in an interactive story telling session that takes you on a journey to ancient cultures and stories. Imagine the blaze of the fire, as storytelling is shared to display how life’s entertainment doesn’t need to be in front of screen technology.