Senior Curator, Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections

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Kimberley Moulton
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Kimberley Moulton is a proud Yorta Yorta woman originally from Shepparton in country Victoria and a decedent of the James and Cooper families.

From 2009-2015 Kimberley was Curator and Project Officer of the Birrarung Gallery at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Museum where she worked with Victorian Aboriginal community in arts development and curating sixteen exhibitions for the Birrarung Gallery.Between 2009 and 2013 Kimberley worked on the First Peoples redevelopment project for Bunjilaka in areas of community consultation and as an assistant curator.

In 2010 Kimberley was chosen for the inaugural National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Arts Leadership Program which is to support emerging Indigenous arts professionals and was a mentor for the program in 2011. In 2013 she was awarded a place at the British Council ACCELERATE program which lead to research in the United Kingdom exploring the role of contemporary art and cultural practices within the museums and Indigenous cultural material in an international context.

In 2015 Kimberley was the inaugural National Gallery of Australia Indigenous International Curatorial Fellow at the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection USA. Whilst at the Kluge-Ruhe, Kimberley curated the works of acclaimed artist Djambawa Marawili and spent time researching South Eastern Aboriginal Collections held at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Washington DC.

In 2016 Kimberley began as Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, a role in which she is honoured to be in and links directly to her Yorta Yorta heritage. Her passion to drive for community to be involved and to determine the vision and legacy of their cultural heritage in museums and galleries.

Kimberley strongly believes in supporting the needs of Aboriginal communities to connect with their cultural material in Museums and Galleries, for self-determination within these spaces and the significance of Aboriginal arts practice today in telling story, continuing culture and healing.

Kimberley is a member of the Museums Victoria Community Engagement Committee, board member for Banmirra Arts Inc an artist collective committed to cultural revival and community healing through possum skin cloak making and a board member for  BlakDot Gallery a contemporary gallery and cultural space supporting Australian Indigenous and Pacific artists. 

In 2015 Kimberley was a judge for the Art Gallery of Western Australia National Indigenous Art Awards and in 2016 a judge for the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award Darwin. Kimberley has lectured and presented nationally and internationally and has been published both in print and online media including art publications Art Monthly and ArtLink. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Culture, Australian Indigenous Studies, and Journalism from Monash University Melbourne, and is currently completing post-graduate studies in her passion of Indigenous history and arts at the University of Melbourne.