In all of my work, I am actively engaged in fostering cultural pluralism, raising awareness and promoting mutual understanding within and between people, communities and their cultures through exchange, collaboration and participation in arts and cultural activities.
I am based in the Northern Territory where I have worked with all levels of government, arts organisations, community festivals including the NT’s major festival – Darwin Festival, national health agencies, service organisations, arts’ companies and universities to develop and deliver short and long term cultural projects that are innovative, accessible and relevant to community.
Alongside developing and delivering arts practice from the ground up, I work in strategy and policy development. This gives me the opportunity to bring together the policy and procedural with arts and cultural practice to ensure that broad organisational environments are created to best serve communities’ needs and link to overarching governmental priorities.
I work across a broad spectrum of roles and capacities including as creative producer, community cultural practitioner, strategist and curator. I am most experienced at generating interdisciplinary projects that explore the nexus between context and content, inspired by history, language, human ecology, storytelling and cultural knowledge. I am inspired by working with diverse communities and perspectives to create projects and programs that explore human connection, identity, storytelling and place.
Pamela Lofts (1949 – 2012) Landmarks #1 as featured in Shifting Ground
Old Man Rossco from the Painting Home Project
Putu Desak Warti from the Tunas Mekar Cultural Collective