UNTOLD @ Buxton Contemporary

It is with much excitement that we introduce UNTOLD @ Buxton Contemporary - a new partnership between Hanging Valley, Buxton Contemporary and the University of Melbourne.

This UNTOLD @ Buxton Contemporary has been curated by the Director of Hanging Valley Kade Mcdonald and will feature three high profile Indigenous women: artist and cultural leader Regina Pilawuk Wilson, writer Claire G. Coleman, and curator Hannah Presley. Together they will share their culture, knowledge and discoveries in an open forum with the audience, with the intention to start conversations, seed new thoughts and build collective networks and ambitions. 

Location: Buxton Contemporary
Date: Tuesday 15 October from 6- 8pm, with doors open from 5.45pm.

Your RSVP is essential as places are limited. Please include any dietary requirements with your reservation

UNTOLD is series of talks curated by inspiring people in diverse fields. It is for people who are engaged or interested in the process of ideas that shape our surroundings and experiences. It is an adventure for the mind that exists to fuel curiosity by bringing leading creative practitioners and thinkers together with a small audience to talk, listen and share their intangible capital: knowledge, experience, histories, culture and ideas. 


Featured Speakers


Miriam La Rosa is an independent curator and PhD Candidate at The University of Melbourne, and a founding member of the Graduate Academy of the Centre of Visual Culture (CoVA), 2019. Prior to moving to Australia, she worked as Senior Researcher for the art consultancy agency Montabonel & Partners, London, engaging in the realisation of international symposia and publications such as the think tank Media in the Expanded Field (Fundación Casa Wabi, Mexico, July 2016) and the Report Art Institutions of the 21st Century (2016). Between 2015 and 2017, with her curatorial collective amaCollective, Miriam was a member of Five Years – an artist-run, independent space, active in London since 1998. She has contributed to projects in Education, Public Program and Exhibition departments of institutions including Whitechapel Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Miriam is a co-founder of the online publishing platform CtC, which she manages since 2013. In 2015, she was awarded the first NSS/CASS FINE ART Student Award for ‘Curatorial Project’ for LIMITACTION, a six-month residency program she launched in the Window Space, London. Miriam holds an MA in Curating the Contemporary from London Metropolitan University, a Master of Museology from Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam, and a BA (Hons) in Art History from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia.

Kade Mcdonald is the Director of Hanging Valley, Executive Director of Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation and Numbulwar Numburindi Arts and was the Coordinator for Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts and Cultural Centre for 6 years. Mcdonald 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 is an appointed Expert Examiner for the Moveable Heritage Act on behalf of the Federal Government and the Department of Communications and the Arts.

In 2015 he was 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. He 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.