There’s been a lot of big changes in the advertising, design and communications industry over the past few years, but one change that hasn’t happened nearly enough, is more Indigenous representation in the marketing space. From training and hiring policies, cultural awareness in design, Indigenous liaison officers in agencies and working with remote WA communities, there are endless opportunities to get more involved. The challenge is simple: where do we start?
The PADC is starting the conversation with a panel of experts from various backgrounds and experience levels, from designers and international agency leaders to community advisors. Come along, bring your questions, and be prepared to listen and learn. This is the start of something big!
Upon entry, attendees will receive a coffee of choice and savoury or sweet breakfast option. For coffee preferences, please email our club manager at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to ticket sales closing.
What: Indigenous Creatives Breakfast Commune
When: 22nd April 7:30am
Where: Local & Aesthetic, 769 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
Price: $25 for PADC members and $35 for non-members
Tickets: tickets for the event can be found at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/indigenous-creativity-breakfast-commune-tickets-147029295581
Ticket Closure: Both member and non-member tickets are scheduled to close on the 21th of April at 12:00pm
Your PADC has been able to gather a fantastic collection of voices for this informal conversation around the topic of diversity in the communications industry, communications in WA and getting regional and Aboriginal voices integrated into the worlds of commercial creativity. Speakers include:
Kevin Wilson, a young Wongai man and Creative Director from Nani Creative, who specialises in design for projects promoting Aboriginal tourism, business and community initiatives and consults on the design of Reconciliation Action Plans for organisations from all industries.
Victor Hunter, (via Zoom) who has Nyikina heritage in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, who provides a direct link to a vast network of Indigenous communities across Australia and bringing expertise in developing culturally appropriate training and employment programme including the Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health.
Nkanyezi Masango, (via Zoom) Executive Creative Director at King James Group in South Africa and the founder of Blackboard, an initiative that exposes teenagers from SA township government schools to the advertising and creative industry that normally would not have such access.
Tui Raven, Acting Curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Tui is a University of Western Australia alumni, Aboriginal cultural advisor and a proud Noongar/Yamatji woman. Educated with part-time studies in the school of hard knocks, her list of work experience can be described as a “Jack of all trades” which includes: administrative investigator, observational evidence gatherer, project officer, Indigenous policymaker, artist, carpenter and cocktail maker.