Hanging Valley is a curatorial collective aiming to explore and promote contemporary culture in a variety of locations and experience platforms.
Hanging Valley represents artists from diverse locations, artistic traditions and studio practices.
KADE MC DONALD
Hanging Valley Director
Kade Mcdonald is the Executive Director of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation and 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 also 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. McDonald 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 their prestigious 2017 public program Summer lecture series.
McDonald was the founding Director of Bus Projects, Melbourne in 2001 and has previously been appointed to the Visual Arts Grants selection committee for The Ministry for the Arts, The Australian Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria (Chair) and Arts NT Visual Arts board and 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.
Grants + Development Assistant
Faraday has held a number of diverse roles in the arts across art dealerships, auction houses and University galleries. In 2017 she graduated with a Masters of Art and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne. In 2018 she coordinated 'Changemakers #1' - a multi day symposium at VCA that looked to respond to the big question: how can we make our Australian visual arts sector more sustainable? This event was organised in partnership with Dr Rachel Marsden and artist Patricia Piccinini. When Faraday is not busy securing sustainable funding with the team at Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation (NT), she is assisting Kade with developing sustainable programming at AND. Faraday also manages the Daniel Besen private art collection.
Communications + Management + Photography
Journalist with Master of Arts and Cultural Management from the University of Melbourne, Diploma in Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia, and Photography Studies. She has been working for 10 years across the Cultural Sector, with a passion for engaging communities. Magdalena has developed a remarkable career in the public service in the music sector, as well as in the private sector, as Head of Communications and Press of organisations of literature and performing arts in Chile.
UNTOLD Program Coordinator
Cat Gay is a recent Arts graduate from the University of Melbourne. Majoring in History and Art History, she completed her combined Honours year in November 2018. She has specialised in Australian history, in particular women's, children's and Indigenous Australian histories, and contemporary Aboriginal art. Cat hopes to pursue a career as a curator, whether in the museum or gallery sector, and combine her passion for history and contemporary art practice.
UNTOLD Program Coordinator
Alice is currently completing an Arts undergraduate at The University of Melbourne, majoring in Art History. Alice has completed internships in the commercial art sector as well as a research internship with the Melbourne University print collection. She has a particular interest in contemporary Australian and Indigenous art and hopes to continue on to do her honours in this area. Alice has a passion for community art projects, specifically in regards to contemporary Australian art would like to continue to pursue this area.
Cultural Advisor | REGINA WILSON
Cultural Director Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation
Regina is a Ngan’gikurrungurr woman born in the Daly River region of the Northern Territory. Her works are held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, The National Gallery of Victoria, The Gallery of Modern Art (Queensland Art Gallery), The British Museum and numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas. Wilson’s paintings have been included in many group exhibitions at public and private art institutions, including the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Art, the Wynne Prize (2008 and 2009), AGNSW, and Dreaming Their Way: Australian Aboriginal Women Painters at the National Museum of the Arts, Washington.