Wayne Quilliam

Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s most respected Indigenous photographers/artist/curators/videographers and cultural advisers working at a local, national and international level. His award winning career includes the coveted National NAIDOC Indigenous Artist of the Year, nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic, winner of Business of the Year for the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council and finalist in numerous photographic and art awards. Wayne won the 2008 Human Rights Media Award for his work on the Apology and the prestigious Walkley Award for his social documentary on the Redfern Riots.

He has created and curated over 130 exhibitions throughout the world and been published in more than 1000 magazines, books and newspapers. Wayne is currently a National Ambassador for the Year of Literacy, Ambassador for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence and Ambassador for Reconciliation Australia. When not at home with his wife and daughter he is generally found in communities throughout the country sharing his knowledge and teaching youth the expression of culture through the lens. He is writing three children’s books, producing a coffee table book and working with Magabala the Aboriginal publishing company on a new series of publications.

His work includes documenting significant Indigenous events over the past 15 years including the Apology, 1967 Referendum anniversary, Garma, Laura, Burunga, Dreaming and Yeperenye festivals and thousands of community events throughout the country. Wayne works with Indigenous groups in Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Guam developing intercultural art and cultural exchanges with the vision of creating global exhibitions.

Wayne’s practical working knowledge of Indigenous issues throughout the country is highly valued and sought after by international corporations including federal, state and local governments. He runs photographic workshops in remote, rural and urban communities and lectures at universities, secondary and primary educational facilities in Australia and overseas. In harmony with his photojournalistic work he is recognised as one of the country’s top artists for his diverse art practices including the ‘Lowanna’ series (seen here) that infuses textures of earth onto the human form, ‘Towindri’ landscape art and ‘Smoke’ exhibition exploring the cultural significance of smoking ceremonies. It is estimated his photographic exhibition of the ‘Apology’, ‘Sorry more than a Word’ that opened at Parliament House in Canberra has been experienced by more than a quarter of a million people and continues to attract large audiences as it travels the world. Wayne currently has two ‘Lowanna’ series touring, one in Germany the second in Australia.

Hope for Health

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  “Hope for Health aims to transform the way in which Indigenous Australians understand and engage with health.” A Yolngu-led initiative based on Elcho Island in Arnhem Land, Hope for Health was established by husband and wife team Kama and Tim Trudgen along with local community member Dianne Biritjalawuy. It focuses on using tools of [...] Continue Reading

Culture is Life

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 By listening to the knowledge shared by our leaders and our young people, by raising awareness through campaign work, and by activating change through supporting the implementation of Aboriginal led and determined solutions that we know work, Culture is Life engages networks to address the disparities faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and [...] Continue Reading

Indigistream

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Indigistream.com.au is a media concept with a major focus on streaming Live/Near Live Indigenous culture and events from around Australia. A major focus is health and wellbeing and positive messages and campaigns for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Indigistream was founded by Donald Johannessen. Donald is an Aboriginal Journalist and producer born in Rockhampton Queensland and has [...] Continue Reading

ICEA Foundation

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ICEA is a youth-led not-for-profit organisation that aims to achieve reconciliation through mutual respect for all Australians. ICEA runs programs and events for young people that aim to facilitate positive, genuine cross-cultural experiences, build enduring relationships and ultimately foster greater understanding of Indigenous cultures and Australia’s shared history. We work with young people in the [...] Continue Reading

Small Island, Big Song

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Small Island, Big Song is a musical adventure recording with Indigenous musicians across Indian and Pacific oceans. Covering over half our Earths surface the Indian and Pacific Oceans share an enduring ancient story. A heritage bound by courage, culture and song, spread by the ocean currents and trade winds over 5,000 years. With continuing traditions these [...] Continue Reading

ICTV

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Indigenous Community Television (ICTV) is an independent, not for profit organisation. Our Core purpose is to improve the lives of Indigenous Australian through the creation of media distribution outlets that enable the active sharing of stories, culture, language and the provision of essential information. Each year, as more of our elders pass away, ICTV plays [...] Continue Reading

Waltja

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Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation (Waltja) is an Aboriginal controlled community-based organisation, which does good work with families, grounded in strong culture and relationships.  We work in remote Central Australian Aboriginal communities, across nine languages and across more than one quarter of the Northern Territory, delivering community driven programs to strengthen culture and language, strengthen [...] Continue Reading

Treecreds

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Climate change through human activity is now scientifically recognized and its devastating effects are increasingly being felt around the planet. Deforestation is responsible for nearly one fifth of greenhouse gas emissions and has resulted in significant loss of biodiversity and degradation of land and water resources. Treecreds is a support, management, advocacy and promotional agency [...] Continue Reading

Why Warriors

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We are a committed group of Balanda (mainstream) and Yolngu (East Arnhem Land Aboriginal) individuals who believe in making a difference. We partner together to bring locally controlled change, as well as opportunities for cultures to understand each other. Why Warriors co-founder Richard Trudgen wrote the seminal book “Why Warriors Lie Down And Die”, a [...] Continue Reading

Wayne Quilliam

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Adjunct Professor Wayne Quilliam is one of Australia’s most respected Indigenous photographers/artist/curators/videographers and cultural advisers working at a local, national and international level. His award winning career includes the coveted National NAIDOC Indigenous Artist of the Year, nominated as a Master of Photography by National Geographic, winner of Business of the Year for the Australian [...] Continue Reading