With diverse experience across the Indigenous arts sector, community engagement, and arts management, the Durrmu team is versatile and brings with it many strengths.
Leading the path in remote connectivity, we have developed a unique virtual communication system with the Peppimenarti community.
Our approach to virtual management allows our team to stay connected, communicate face-to-face, and achieve consistently high standards of work - no matter where our team members are in the world.
Executive Director of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation
Kade Mcdonald was the Coordinator for Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts and Cultural Centre for 6 years. He has been engaged as a cultural consultant through ANKA (Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists) for several years implementing cultural maintenance and repatriation projects and has lectured broadly across the USA on Australian Indigenous art, including a recent presentation as part of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC for the 2017 public program Summer lecture series. McDonald was the founding Director of Bus Projects, Melbourne in 2001 and in the past has been appointed to the Visual Arts Grants selection committee for The Ministry for the Arts, The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria (Chair) and Arts NT Visual Arts board. He is currently on the board of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Darebin City Council.
McDonald is an appointed Expert Examiner for the Moveable Heritage Act on behalf of the Federal Government and the Department of Communications and the Arts. More recently, he has been appointed as the Australian Project manager and co-curator for the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum at the University of Virginia USA, for their major touring exhibition of Arnhem Land bark paintings, Madayin scheduled for 2020. He was also recently appointed by the Art Gallery of South Australia as the Producer for the 2019 Tarnanthi Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts Festival.
Grants + Development Assistant