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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

29 Wilkinson Street

Alice Springs, Northern Territories 0871

Australia

Company Description

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation would like to congratulate Ben Wallace and Felicity Wright on being elected as Art Centre Representatives on the Board. The Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair was established in 2007. Its key mission was to develop an ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Artlink Incorporated

Senior Curator

National Gallery of Australia

Curator of Aboriginal Anthropology

South Australian Museum

Senior Curator

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Affiliations

Member
Larrakia

Member of Board of Management
Dunstan Foundation

Board Member
The South Australian Youth Arts Board

Board Member
National Association for the Visual Arts

Senior Curator
The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia Aboriginal Corporation

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Aboriginal Affairs

University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Anthropology

PhD

Australian National University

Web References (149 Total References)


Meet The DAAFF Board and Staff - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 5-7 Aug 2016

www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au [cached]

Franchesca Cubillo DAAFF Chair

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Franchesca Cubillo is a Larrakia, Bardi, Wardaman and Yanuwa woman from the 'Top End' of the Northern Territory. Until recently, she was senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia (2009-12), where she led the curatorial team in developing eleven purpose-built Indigenous Australian art galleries, the largest display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art in the world. She has over twenty years' experience working in state and national cultural institutions.
Franchesca worked on the major exhibitions Petroglyphs (2003) and Colliding worlds: first contact in the western desert, 1932-1984 (2006) and was co-editor of the book for the National Gallery of Australia's second National Indigenous Art Triennial, unDisclosed, which is currently touring Australia.
In 2006, she undertook a Churchill Fellowship to investigate international responses to the repatriation of the ancestral remains of indigenous nations worldwide. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Aboriginal Affairs and Honours in Anthropology from the University of Adelaide and is currently undertaking a PhD at the Australian National University.
Franchesca was senior curator of Aboriginal Art and Material Culture at the Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (2006-09), where she developed the collection, curated several Indigenous art exhibitions and delivery the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Islander Art Award. Previously, she held positions at Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, and the National Museum of Australia. Franchesca was curator of Aboriginal Anthropology at the South Australia Museum for eight years, where she assisted in the redevelopment of the Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery in 2000.
She has worked with many Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory as well as in communities in the western and eastern Kimberley region, the lower Murray River region of South Australia and parts of north Queensland. Franchesca has presented many lectures and represented Indigenous culture at national and international forums, particularly in United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan.


Claire Summers, Author at Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 5-7 Aug 2016

www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au [cached]

Ms Cubillo officially opened the 2012 DAAF on 10 Aug 2012.

Franchesca Cubillo is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Chairwoman. Ms Cubillo also serves as the Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Australia. On 12 Aug 2012, she officially opened the 6th Annual DAAF.
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Franchesca Cubillo, Chair of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation The future of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been assured with the formation of a new executive charged with leading the ongoing growth and success of the annual Indigenous arts event.
The new Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair Foundation will be chaired by Franchesca Cubillo, a Larrakia women who is the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.
Ms Cubillo is joined on the new board by representatives of key peak bodies from the Indigenous visual arts sector, community Art Centre representatives and high profile Indigenous leaders.
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Ms Cubillo said: The Foundation and I are grateful for all the work that has been done to date to bring the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair to this significant point in its history, and we are excited and determined to generate additional support and increase the national profile of this unique cultural event.
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In her speech at the official opening of the Fair, Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, praised the work of Art Centre staff who she said play a vital role in supporting this vibrant and dynamic industry.
She told the 300 strong crowd, "They are the intermediaries, they are the ones who say to the art sector, 'Stand back a bit.


New Chapter Begins for Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 5-7 Aug 2016

www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au [cached]

Franchesca Cubillo, Chair of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation The future of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair has been assured with the formation of a new executive charged with leading the ongoing growth and success of the annual Indigenous arts event.

The new Darwin Aboriginal Arts Fair Foundation will be chaired by Franchesca Cubillo, a Larrakia women who is the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia.
Ms Cubillo is joined on the new board by representatives of key peak bodies from the Indigenous visual arts sector, community Art Centre representatives and high profile Indigenous leaders.
...
Ms Cubillo said: The Foundation and I are grateful for all the work that has been done to date to bring the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair to this significant point in its history, and we are excited and determined to generate additional support and increase the national profile of this unique cultural event.


Latest News Archives - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 8-10 Aug 2014

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Franchesca Cubillo introduces the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

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Franchesca Cubillo speaks at NAIDOC Week on the 50th anniversary of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions
The DAAF board chair Franchesca Cubillo spoke last week at the conclusion of NAIDOC week, acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the delivery of the petitions to the Australian parliament.
In the below 2007 learning video, Cubillo addresses the importance of the petition to the Indigenous people and the story behind the historic paintings.
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Ms Cubillo officially opened the 2012 DAAF on 10 Aug 2012.
Franchesca Cubillo is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Chairwoman. Ms Cubillo also serves as the Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Australia. On 12 Aug 2012, she officially opened the 6th Annual DAAF.
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Franchesca Cubillo introduces the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair


Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 8-10 Aug 2014

www.darwinaboriginalartfair.com.au [cached]

Franchesca Cubillo speaks at NAIDOC Week on the 50th anniversary of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions The DAAF board chair Franchesca Cubillo spoke last week at the [...]

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Franchesca Cubillo speaks at NAIDOC Week on the 50th anniversary of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions
The DAAF board chair Franchesca Cubillo spoke last week at the conclusion of NAIDOC week, acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the delivery of the petitions to the Australian parliament.
In the below 2007 learning video, Cubillo addresses the importance of the petition to the Indigenous people and the story behind the historic paintings.
...
Ms Cubillo officially opened the 2012 DAAF on 10 Aug 2012. Franchesca Cubillo is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Chairwoman. Ms Cubillo also serves as the Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Australia. On 12 Aug 2012, she officially opened the [...]
...
Ms Cubillo officially opened the 2012 DAAF on 10 Aug 2012.
Franchesca Cubillo is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Chairwoman. Ms Cubillo also serves as the Senior Curator of the National Gallery of Australia. On 12 Aug 2012, she officially opened the 6th Annual DAAF.

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