The Northern Territory’s calendar is full to the brim with out-of-the-box festivals and events. The dry winter season in particular brings celebrations galore, which reflect the larrikin nature of Territory life and share the rich culture and history of its indigenous communities.
When talking to Landsboroughceramic artist Johanna DeMaine about her 43-year-long career, she often uses the words ‘luck’ and ‘good fortune’.
Off The Leash magazine
I worked as development manager with arts and events magazine Off The Leash based in Darwin. I formed partnerships with like-minded community organisations, secured sponsorships and wrote content and features for the print and online publication.
Get well soon! A diagnosis, October 2014
Darwin Festival Hand Picked, August 2013
Around town: Izak and Me, October 2012
Creative Spaces, The Shed the Franck Built, September 2012
Artist profile: Dave Garnham
Artist profile: Guy Ross
The Wavetree house, Green Feature
Scoop Traveller NT
Nightlife News, edition 7, 08/09
The beauty of Darwin’s nightlife lies in its diversity and proximity. Most hotspots are located on or within cooee of the CBD’s main drag, Mitchell Street.
Walk Safely to School Day
I coordinated the publicity and media for the Walk Safely to School Day in the Northern Territory.
My role involved writing press releases and backgrounders, working with journalists to secure media coverage, and engaging the local ambassador to act as the spokesperson for the event. .
The Kindy counts! campaign aims to raise awareness among parents and carers of the value of enrolling their child in a Queensland Government approved kindergarten program.
My role involved:
-writing and researching copy for articles, website content, brochures, media releases and newsletters to promote the kindy message.
-coordinating photo shoots including a four day shoot visiting indigenous kindergartens in Far North Queensland to capture photography, video and interview content.
-managing events and partnerships with organisations such as the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Playgroup Queensland to acquire new audiences.
Yilli Housing is a peak Indigenous housing organisation based in Darwin.
I assisted Yilli by:
- working with a designer to produce a new brand for the organisation
- writing articles, media releases and content based on interviews with housing tenants
- photographing tenants in their homes and communities for use on the website, brochures and social media
- writing copy for a new suite of brochures for the organisation
- monitoring and developing content for Yilli's Facebook page