Kimberley Moulton

Kimberley Moulton

Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections

About me

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I am a Yorta Yorta Sovereign woman from Shepparton, Victoria. I am from the James and Cooper families and come from a long line of teachers, activists and proud Yorta Yorta people. I was Project Officer Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre 2008-2015 working in community arts development and community engagement. I curated sixteen exhibitions for Birrarung Gallery Bunjilaka and worked as an Assistant Curator for First Peoples Gallery Redevelopment.

My curatorial practice is centred on South Eastern Aboriginal Culture and the intersection of contemporary art and culture within the museum. I am interested in historical Ancestral belongings and living cultural makers and creative cultural revival through engagement with historical material. I am also focused on furthering the research of and access to collections through collaborative methodologies with communities. What is important to me is creating meaningful relationships between the museum and community and establishing de-colonial approaches in exhibition development, research projects and new ways of community connecting to collections and having autonomy within this space.

I have curated various independent exhibitions including where the water moves, where it rests (work of Djambawa Marawili, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 2015),  A Call From The West; The Continuing Legacy Of Mr William Cooper (Footscray Community Arts Centre Melbourne, 2015) State Of the Nation, (Counihan Gallery Melbourne, 2016), RECENTRE-sisters (City Of Melbourne Gallery, 2017), Next Matriarch (Ace Open, TARNANTHI Indigenous Arts Festival Adelaide, 2017).

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, Monash University, 2004-2006

Key publications

Moulton, K. Gulpa Ngawal Angangya, My Deep Listening Friend. barrangal dyara (skin and bones), Jonathan Jones Kaldor Public Arts Project, 2016.

Moulton, K. ‘Sovereign Art and the Colonial Canon; Are We Lost Until We Are Found?’, Sovereignty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, 2016.

Moulton, K.  Breaking ground: A history of indigenous ceramics. Art Monthly Australia, No. 281, Jul 2015: 31-[34].

Moulton, K. The Carrier, The Connector, The Communicator. Craft Victoria writers program. 2016.

Moulton, K. The cultural work of Gunybi Ganambarr and Lorraine Connolly-Northey. ‘Steel’, Jam Factory Adelaide. 2017

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Projects and events

Arts Mentor Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency

Fellowships

2017, Australia Council for the Arts Victorian First Nations Curatorial Exchange Program, Venice Biennale, Italy

2016, Australia Council for Arts Indigenous Curatorial delegation to Harvard University, USA

2015, Inaugural National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous International Curatorial Fellow, USA

2013, British Council ACCELERATE program UK- Research Focus; South Eastern Aboriginal cultural material and artistic interventions within the museum

2011, Mentor National Gallery Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program

2010, National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program

Judging roles

2016, National Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards - Judge

2016, Telstra National Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards - Judge

2015, Art Gallery of Western Australia National Indigenous Art Awards - Judge

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