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Advisory Group

  • Barat Ali Batoor is a photojournalist, film-maker, and tutor at RMIT University. His film ‘Batoor: A Refugee Journey’ won the 2021 Director Award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

  • Neil Para is a refugee from Sri Lanka with multiple community service awards. A volunteer at VICSES Ballarat Unit, with photographic and exhibition expertise

  • Anna O’Brien is a Team Leader and community programmer at the Darebin Intercultural Centre. Anna has extensive experience in the disability, homelessness and asylum seeker sectors

  • Gayathiri Jambulingam coordinates a community program focusing on children, parents and the impact of trauma, with a background in psychology and human rights, and experience working with refugees

Steering Committee

  • Merle Hathaway and Loren Whiffen bring exhibition curation, planning and installation expertise

  • Philippa Brear is a professional communication specialist, senior university educator, and adviser to private, public and NGO organisations

  • Claire Hausler is a lawyer with a background in charitable trusts

  • Jane Standish is a marketing and communication specialist with a strategic fundraising background

  • Vicki Hatton is a journalist, editor and former publisher with expertise in community publishing

  • Kate Racovolis is a journalist, editor and communicator with expertise in print, digital and social media, including contributing to global publications such as Forbes

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