First Nations Artistic Advisory Group
First Nations Artistic Advisory Group News
Brown’s Mart announces new First Nations Artistic Advisory Group
7 September 2022
Representing the artistic and cultural priorities of the First Nations community, Nadine Lee, Rachael Chisholm, Rob Collins and Rosealee Pearson have joined the newly established First Nations Artistic Advisory Group at Brown’s Mart.
These highly respected artists bring considerable insight, invaluable knowledge and extensive experience to this important role. Working closely with Brown’s Mart CEO Sophia Hall and the Browns’ Mart Board, they will provide consultation and advice on how best to support First Nations artists and projects. They will provide leadership regarding cultural safety and learning and development opportunities. They will also work with the CEO on the recruitment of a First Nations Artistic Associate.
Nadine, Rachael, Rosealee and Rob said “We are looking forward to working with Sophia and the Brown’s Mart Board to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices are heard, that they are respected and supported at Brown’s Mart, and that opportunities are created for First Nations artists and arts-workers from Darwin and the NT. We will also work with them in making sure that Brown’s Mart is a safe space for collaboration and participation and that First Nations’ audiences feel welcomed to the precinct.”
Sophia said "Over many years, Brown’s Mart has been privileged to work with many of Australia’s leading First Nations artists. We are committed to deepening our relationship with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, our country’s first artists, recognising that it is essential that there are First Nations voices in the leadership of Brown’s Mart. For me personally, I am thrilled and honoured that this group of artists and leaders have agreed to work alongside us. Our first priority together will be to recruit a First Nations person in an Artistic Associate role at Brown’s Mart."
Brown's Mart Arts Ltd
(T/as Brown’s Mart)
ABN: 67 141 763 895
12 Smith Street Darwin City
GPO Box 3451, Darwin NT 0801