Arts Indigenous Leadership Program

17 November, 2010

Kimberley Moulton
Kimberley Moulton in Milarri Garden, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
Source: Museum Victoria

Museum Victoria is delighted to congratulate Bunjilaka Project Officer Kimberley Moulton, who has been awarded a place in the inaugural Arts Indigenous Leadership Program that will be held in Canberra later this month.

The program is a partnership between the Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre, the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers, and aims to address the unbalanced representation of Indigenous Australians in the arts management sector.

At Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Kimberley coordinates three exhibitions a year in Birrarung Gallery. The Birrarung Community Exhibition Program features Victorian Aboriginal artists and is an important part of Bunjilaka’s celebration of Aboriginal culture as a living culture. “It’s another way for MV visitors to explore contemporary Aboriginal culture,” explained Kimberley. “We always have changing exhibitions and they’re always different. This is a place Victorian Aboriginal people can come and feel proud and know they will be represented in a strong way.”

Most recently, Birrarung hosted a retrospective of the work of Ilbijerri Theatre Company called 20 Years: Bold. Black. Brilliant, while an exhibition of works by artist Megan Cadd, Mulana: Spirit, opens on 20 November. Kimberley also contributes to Bunjilaka’s education programs and takes community groups through the gallery for interpretive tours.

Of the upcoming ten-day leadership program, Kimberley said, “it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills and be able to bring them back to contribute to my work at Bunjilaka which in turn will hopefully contribute to the wider community." She is one of just ten people selected for the program and the only Victorian. The program will provide the chance to meet and learn from Indigenous arts leaders at the National Gallery. “It will also be really exciting to meet young Indigenous professionals working in a similar field and to professionally network on a national level.”

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Peter Wilson 18 November, 2010 08:59
Congratulations K
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Lucy 18 November, 2010 09:30
GO KIM!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sarah Mulvey 18 November, 2010 09:31
Congratulations Kim! You go girl.
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Scherie 18 November, 2010 11:03
Congratulations Kimberley :)
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Maxene, Kate & Jarrod 18 November, 2010 11:24
Congratulations Kim we are so proud of you
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Jareen 18 November, 2010 12:22
YAY! Congrats Kim!!
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Billie 18 November, 2010 12:49
Wow! What an honour to have been awarded a place in the inaugural Arts Indigenous Leadership Program...Mike, Grace and I (Billie) are extremely excited for you! Congratulations Kimberley!!!
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Mandy 18 November, 2010 13:33
So well deserved! Congrats Kim!
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April French 18 November, 2010 14:22
Congratulations Kim :)
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Barb 18 November, 2010 17:07
Congratulations, Kim - this is a great achievement, enjoy Canberra!
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Jen Kellett 18 November, 2010 17:31
Congratulations Kim. What a wonderful opportunity and very much deserved!
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Lucy 18 November, 2010 17:39
GO KIM!!!!!!!!!!!
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Shannon Moulton 18 November, 2010 23:59
THATS MY SISTER! hehe so proud :-D
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Jenny 19 November, 2010 09:55
Congratulations Kim - well done!!! You look beautiful in the photo.
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Sarah 19 November, 2010 10:01
This is awesome news! Congratulations Kim! :-)
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Lorraine Coutts 19 November, 2010 19:18
Congratulations Kim
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Dave 23 November, 2010 08:55
Congratulations Kim!! Brilliant news, and congrats on hosting a really beautiful exhibition at the moment also!!
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Liz 3 December, 2010 18:55
Go Kim. You are really kicking goals at the moment
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serene O'Halloran 7 December, 2010 13:01
Well done Kim!!!
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