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Franchesca Cubillo

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
29 Wilkinson Street
Alice Springs , Northern Territories 0871

Company Description: The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to purchase works from over forty Aboriginal owned community art centres. Experience the rich diversity...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts , Aboriginal Affairs
    University of Adelaide
  • PhD
    Australian National University
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Meet The DAAFF Board - Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair | 7-9 Aug 2015, 10 Feb 2015 [cached]
Franchesca Cubillo DAAFF Chair
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 | 7-9 Aug 2015, 10 Feb 2015 [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.
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.
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.
Franchesca Cubillo is Senior ... [cached]
Franchesca Cubillo is Senior Advisor of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Franchesca discussed her role within the National Gallery and how the importance of an Indigenous perspective when presenting not only the Indigenous collection at the NGA but across all curatorial aspects. Franchesca Cubillo discussed the major 'blockbuster' exhibitions she has curated and used the recent 'Australia Exhibition' in London. Franchesca took participants through a history of the presentation and curatorial practices of presenting Indigenous Art from its beginnings as purely anthropological. Franchesca discussed the Wesfarmers program.
ARC: Art, Design and Craft Biennial, 1 Jan 1998 [cached]
Franchesca Cubillo is the Artistic and Cultural Director at Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, and a board member of NAVA.
Don Dunstan Foundation | Governance, 30 Aug 2006 [cached]
Franchesca CubilloArtistic and Cultural Director, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural
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