Clothilde Bullen is a Wardandi, Kaniyang and Badimaya woman and Senior Curator and Head of Indigenous Programs at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Previously, Clothilde spent nearly five years as the Senior Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. She is co-Chair of Indigenous Voices, a critical writing and mentoring project for First Nations writers, a Board Member of the International Association of Art Critics (Australia), and the Chair of the Board of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).
40 years of the NATSIAAs: Surprise, delight, politics and community
From Richard Bell wearing an infamous t-shirt stating “White girls can’t hump” to the evolution of positioning First Nations art as contemporary art, Wardandi (Nyoongar) and Badimaya (Yamatji) senior curator, Clothilde Bullen, reflects on 40 years of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.