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.”