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Hannah Donnelly



Hannah is an award-winning Aboriginal writer and producer interested in Indigenous futures, speculative fiction and responses to climate trauma. Winner of the National Indigenous Story Award in 2018, her recent publications include essays and poetry in Sovereign Words: Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism by the Office of Contemporary Art NorwayArtlink Issue 39:2, Acclaim magazine, NITV, Writers Victoria and Cordite Poetry Review Issue 89.

Hannah’s writing and sound work have been included in exhibitions such as Long Water at Yirramboi Festival (2017), The Public Body .03 at Artspace (2018), The Future Leaks Out at Liveworks (2017), and Future Eaters, at Monash University Museum of Art (2017). In 2016, she was the lead artist in Refuge, an Emergency Relief Centre simulation produced and directed by Arts House and City of Melbourne.

After a number of years working in Indigenous social justice at the Human Rights Commission and other community organisations, Hannah worked as a producer on Next Wave Festival 2018 and Laukatim Solwara AsiaTOPA 2017. Performing regularly as DJ SOVTRAX, she curated First Nations events and playlists, and hosted a feature segment on PBS Radio. Hannah is currently the Head Curator of Aboriginal Programs at Carriageworks, Sydney.

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Emily is an independent curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation in central New South Wales (NSW). She consults on curatorship, engagement and interpretation in the public domain, the museums and galleries sector and media.



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Jilda is a Yuwaalaraay cultural practitioner, researcher and museum professional from north western New South Wales (NSW), based in Canberra. Her work is focused on cultural material held in museum collections – particularly historical material considered ‘ethnographic’ or collected for anthropological enquiry.



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