This special forum convenes an expert panel of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists, curators and studio coordinators from across Australia for a lively, provocative discussion around the question ‘what is at stake in cross-cultural creative collaboration today?’

Critiquing the issues and celebrating the successes of real projects, this panel brings a range of perspectives to shine a light on some of the most compelling and contentious artwork currently being made in our country.


Facilitator: Alison Page (NSW) – Descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people, Designer, Producer, Television Presenter

Louise Haselton (SA) – In Cahoots Artist, Lecturer at the University of South Australia
Vernon Ah Kee (QLD) – Artist, Kuku Yalanji, Waanji, Yidinji and Gugu Yimithirr, routinely investigates race, ideology and politics
Trent Jansen (NSW) – In Cahoots Artist, Designer
Tony Albert (NSW) – In Cahoots Artist, Television Presenter
Wes Maselli (WA) – Studio Coordinator at Mangkaja Arts Resource Centre
Bindi Cole Chocka (VIC) – Artist, Writer, Curator, of Wadawurrung heritage, makes provocative work exploring contemporary indigenous culture and identity
Curtis Taylor (WA) – In Cahoots Artist, Martu Filmmaker

IC PP Headshots for FAC website