Michellie Charvat 2018 Chrysalis Photographer Shane Carey lr

Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub has developed a part time 4 month First Nations Identified Mentorship Position for an Indigenous artist to learn about exhibition operations in a hands-on way.

Michellie Charvat is a young indigenous artist studying a Diploma of Arts at Latrobe University, Bendigo. Michellie dreams of becoming a curator and opening her own gallery, in Bendigo, one day.

During the four-month position Michellie will work on the Knuldoorong exhibition held at Dudley House during NAIDOC Week July 5th -15th 2018.

Michellie will be employed by Multicultural Arts Victoria and be based in the Dudley House co working Hub. She will be supervised by Forest Keegel and the Knuldoorong exhibition Curator Janet Bromley. A focus of the mentorship is on future sustainability of the popular volunteer run exhibition.

Indigenous Artists interested in exhibiting in this year’s Knuldoorong exhibition can contact Michellie by email knuldoorongexhibition@gmail.com

The Knuldoorong Exhibition is supported by the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and City of Greater Bendigo. 

 “It’s wonderful to be able to share skills and knowledge in Arts Administration and putting together exhibitions with someone as enthusiastic and passionate about art as Michellie”
- Forest Keegel, Creative Producer, EMERGE Cultural Hub

I am really excited to be working in a hands on capacity to learn the craft of putting together an exhibition and all that’s involved. I have really loved exhibiting in Knuldoorong and I am honored to take up this role”
- Michellie Charvat, Exhibition Operations Mentoree


Knuldoorong Art Exhibition
Dudley House – 60 View St Bendigo
during NAIDOC Week July 5th -15th 2018
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 11-4 PM

Project Partners
City of Greater Bendigo
NAIDOC Committee

Supported by Creative Victoria through the Regional Centre for Culture and City of Greater Bendigo

EMERGE aims to increase opportunities for emerging & refugee communities to participate in & control their own cultural development. The Emerge Cultural Hub in Bendigo is part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Network that operates within a Community Cultural Development framework.  The Emerge program will add a diverse voice to the arts and cultural landscape in Bendigo through creating intercultural arts experiences, increasing participation and opportunities by and for artists and community members from former refugee and Indigenous backgrounds.

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