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First Nations Digital Spotlight

Jul 01, 2021

Think Inside the Square – episode 5

Topic: First Nations’ Digital Spotlight

Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (Sydney time)

Join Celia Pavelieff: Director of Marketing and Communications at the Australia Council for the Arts, in this online conversation with industry experts, artists and digital adaptors.

Guest panelists

Travis De Vries (Gamilaroi) – Awesome Black: Travis is the founder and director of Awesome Black and is the co-host of the Broriginals podcast. Travis is a celebrated visual artist, writer and producer. Awesome Black is a new First Nations digital creative content platform that gives audiences a way to engage and support the work of the creators they love.

Merindah Donnelly (Wiradjuri) – BlackDance: Merindah lives in Meanjin, Queensland and is currently Executive Producer BlakDance. BlakDance is the national industry and producing organisation for First Nations dance in Australia. BlakDance has held over 100 consultations with the sector since COVID19 and is hosting regular online Gatherings to cultivate connection during the pandemic. BlakDance is part of the Tri-Nations collective and is the co-founder of the 2018- 2019 First Nations Dialogues New York, which established a permanent First Nations platform at Performance Space New York.

John Waight (Mangaryi) Arts Law CentreJohn is Artists in the Black Coordinator at the Arts Law Centre of Australia. He has extensive experience in the Indigenous visual arts industry and has worked at a diverse range of institutions including most recently at the UNSW in the Faculty of Art & Design.

Patricia Adjei: Patricia is a Wuthathi, Mabuiag Islander and Ghanaian woman from Sydney, Australia. Patricia has Bachelors of Arts and Law from UNSW. She currently works at the Australia Council for the Arts as the First Nations arts and culture director.


About the series

This weekly online conversation has been developed for the Arts and creative industry: digital support facebook group. Every week, industry experts, artists and digital adaptors will join the panel to discuss solutions and ideas that inform the industry.

Watch the webinar recording