Darren Siwes


The Forum presented emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander photographers and photo-media artists with the opportunity to join key photo-media industry specialists, artists and educators from across Australia.

A series of presentations and workshops ran over two and a half days enabling Indigenous artists and photographers to further develop industry and technical knowledge, whilst networking with artists and curators from across Australia. This forum was free to attend for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.


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Patricia Adjei Indigenous Communications Coordinator and Legal Officer, Copyright Agency Limited
Mervyn Bishop photographer
Sally Brownbill photographer and educator
Daniel Browning producer and presenter, Awaye!, ABC Radio
Beck Cole filmmaker
Michael Cook artist
Destiny Deacon artist
Robert Edwards National President, Australian Institute of Professional Photography
Delwyn Everard Senior Solicitor, Arts Law Centre of Australia
Maggie Finch Assistant Curator, Photography, National Gallery of Victoria
Virginia Fraser artist
Adam Harding Director, Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Glenn Iseger-Pilkington Curator, Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Dianne Jones artist
Auntie Dianne Kerr Wurundjeri Elder
Kim Kruger co-host, Arts Up!, 3KnD Radio
Professor Marcia Langton Foundation Chair, Australian Indigenous Studies, School of Population Health, The University of Melbourne
Shaune Lakin Gallery Director, Monash Gallery of Art
Kyla McFarlane Associate Curator, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Djon Mundine independent curator and writer
Lisa Reihana artist
r e a artist
Reko Rennie artist
Darren Siwes artist
Les Walkling artist, educator and consultant
Craig Wetjen photographer and educator
Shelli Whitehurst Lead Digital Strategist, Code Name Max

The Forum coincides with the City of Melbourne's Indigenous Arts Festival.

Accommodation Support for Forum Attendees Living in Rural Victoria

CCP offered accommodation support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living in regional Victoria to attend the Forum.



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For information about the previous Forum, please go to the National Indigenous Photographers’ Forum 2009 page.

Program Partners

Presented by Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)


Program Partners

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image: Darren Siwes Silver Boy 2008, courtesy the artist and Nellie Castan Gallery.

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