Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin joins the board of Ku Arts as the organisation sets new strategic direction
22 March 2018
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin has been appointed to the board of Ku Arts as an Independent Non-Member Director. The Directors of Ku Arts are delighted to announce Lee-Ann’s appointment to the position, which was voted unanimously at a recent meeting of the Board.
A Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman, Lee-Ann is well known for her commitment and contribution to the Arts at a national and international level. She is currently Deputy Chair of Australia Council for the Arts, the Executive Consultant for the Aboriginal Screen Strategy with South Australian Film Corporation and Co-Chair of TARNANTHI, the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Art. Lee-Ann is also a member of the National Museum of Australia Indigenous Advisory Committee and a juror for Adelaide Contemporary and the old RAH site.
Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin’s appointment comes at an important and exciting time for Ku Arts, as the organisation develops a new strategy to better support Aboriginal artists from across the state of South Australia.
“We are moving forward and setting a clear direction for our future” said Chair David Miller. “We are really happy to have Lee-Ann working with us to help us think in new ways and to build Ku Arts strong”.
“It's a critical and opportune time to join the Aṉanguku Arts Board”, says Lee-Ann. “As the organization is planning its new strategic vision, I am committed to ensuring that Ku Arts continues to provide a key role in sector leadership and ongoing support for regional and remote based artists and arts workers in South Australia”.
Ku Arts (Aṉanguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation) is the support organisation for South Australian Aboriginal artists and art centres. An Aboriginal owned and governed corporation, it was formed in 1998 and incorporated in 2002 to provide services to artists and art centres to support their aspirations. Ku Arts facilitates professional development opportunities, skills development workshops, governance support and arts project and enterprise development, as well as presenting public events that reinforce the importance of cultural maintenance and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture.
Ku Arts is funded through the Australian Government's Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program and by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia.