Selling Yarns 2

Innovation for sustainability



Louise Hamby

Research Fellow, Research School of Humanities, The Australian National University


Louise Hamby is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research School of Humanities at The Australian National University. She lectures and coordinates the Indigenous Collections and Exhibitions course in the Museums and Collections Graduate Program. Currently she is a Chief Investigator on the ARC Discovery Project, ' Contexts of Collection: A dialogic approach to understanding the making of the material record of Yolngu cultures with The Australian National University. This project examines the role of Indigenous people in the formation of collections from northeast Arnhem Land. Fibre art and material culture are her main research areas.

Exhibitions curated by Louise Hamby include Fibre Art from Elcho Island, Twined Together and Art on a Sring with Diana Young. She was a member of the curatorium for the 2005 exhibition, WOVEN FORMS: Contemporary basket making in Australia produced by OBJECT Gallery in Sydney working on the Arnhem Land component of the exhibition. Most recently she is curating an exhibition of fibre work titled Gapuwiyak miyalkurruwurr gong djambatj mala: Women with Clever Hands. Louise was on the organising committee for the first Selling Yarns event in Darwin and is part of the current team for Selling Yarns 2.

Louise Hamby is the convenor for the Mentoring between communities session at Friday 6 March 2009 10:40 12:05pm.