Brown’s Mart is delighted to announce our first two Artistic Associates, Cj Fraser-Bell and Haneen Mahmood Martin, together with the establishment of a First Nations Artistic Advisory Group. This group will work with CEO Sophia Hall in the recruitment of a First Nations Artistic Associate. 

Cj and Haneen bring extensive experience as arts leaders, creators, and creative instigators to Brown’s Mart in these new roles. They will work in a collaborative artistic leadership model with Sophia and the First Nations Artistic Advisory Group to shape and deliver the future artistic programs of Brown’s Mart and investigate and lead new models of delivery.

“The Northern Territory is extraordinary, and we have a great admiration for the creativity that thrives in regional areas that Brown’s Mart champions so well, so often overlooked in the greater Australian performing arts landscape. We are eager to collaborate together, with the First Nations Artistic Advisory Group, and with the rest of the Brown’s Mart team to uplift what performing arts looks like, on our stages and in our audiences.” Cj and Haneen.   

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Brown’s Mart with the appointment of two insightful and generous artists whose leadership will inject fresh energy into our commitment to shaking things up at Brown’s Mart. We recognise it is also essential that there is a First Nations person in an Artistic Associate role at Brown’s Mart and this will be a priority moving forward. Together we will continue to ensure that Brown’s Mart is a place where all are welcome.” Sophia

Cj and Haneen will commence in their new roles from Monday 30 May and will both work part-time with office days being Wednesday-Friday each week. If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss your practice or projects with either Cj or Haneen, you can reach them at

a headshot of Cj Fraser-Bell and Haneen Mahmood Martin

Cj Fraser-Bell and Haneen Mahmood Martin