Danie Mellor in an interactive session with Tribal Design Forum

4 Oct 2021

Hon Barry O’ Farrell, the High Commissioner of Australia opened the session, highlighting the proactive role of the Australian ecosystem in facilitating arts and culture of the indigenous people in Australia. Mellor, of indigenous origin himself, presented his unique work that captured and highlighted the history and geography of the indigenous landscapes of aboriginal Australians.

As a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Arts Australia, Mellor also serves as an international jury member of the Tribal Heritage of India Photography Contest which the Tribal Design Forum is currently organising.

After the session, Mellor said, β€œIt was a great discussion and a good opportunity to interact with indigenous designers from India. These interactive sessions could be an interesting pathway for other designers and makers in Australia to connect with indigenous Indian colleagues and seems like a great platform for sharing research and explore potential future collaboration between the indigenous creative communities in Australia and India.”

Image: Danie Mellor, Far away, 2020, acrylic on linen with gesso and iridescent wash, 136 x 187 cm