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Vanessa Elliott


Vanessa is a Jaru woman from the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA) who has lived and worked in Perth since 2002. Vanessa is most known for intercultural planning, capacity development and timely stakeholder engagement and communications.

She has more than 20 years experience in economic development, community services, regional and remote project management, town planning, headworks, energy, mining and service commissioning.

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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 Norway.



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Dean sees the purpose of his work as a way to create cultural connections between inheritance and legacy.

Dean’s work creates an atmosphere which blurs the intersections of Indigenous and contemporary, cultural and artistic traditions.



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