NEWS: Yirra Yaakin Appoints New Assistant Producer

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Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company proudly announces today the appointment of Clothilde Bullen to the position of Assistant Producer with the company. In a statement released today, Yirra Yaakin has said:

Clo Bullen - Image by Eva Fernandez“The Chair, Board and Management of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company would like to announce the appointment of Clothilde Bullen, Yirra Yaakin’s new, dynamic Assistant Producer.

General Manager, Peter Kift, said Ms Bullen’s appointment is made possible through the support of the 2015/2016 Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 campaign, All Our Futures – Indigenous Cultural Leadership Program.

‘Clo will be will be responsible for assisting in the delivery of artistic programs and events produced by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Mr Kift said.

‘Clo joins us at a very exciting time of growth and development and we look forward to her bringing her considerable skills and knowledge to Yirra Yaakin over the coming years.’

Clothilde Bullen is a Wardandi/Yamatji woman with French/English ancestry, who has worked in the Indigenous arts area for over 20 years.  Clothilde was previously employed for over a decade as the Curator of Indigenous Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, curating significant exhibitions including the Western Australian Indigenous Art Awards.

Now an independent Curator, Clothilde is undertaking postgraduate studies at the University of Western Australia through the Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts faculty.  Clothilde was one of a duo that established the Indigenous radio program Bordak Bordak Ngalla at RTRFM in 2000, and was the Coordinator of the Wardanji Festival in 2004.  She has previously been on the Board of Yirra Yaakin Theatre and is thrilled to now be formally associated with this outstanding company.

Clothilde Bullen’s appointment as Assistant Producer commenced with Yirra Yaakin today, Monday 8 February 2016.”

All Our Futures – Indigenous Cultural Leadership Program:

All Our Futures is an initiative to grow the next generation of Indigenous Cultural Leadership. This timely program responds to the problem that Australia struggles to support and nurture Aboriginal creative leaders across all areas of the performing arts, with a critical deficit existing in the areas of producing, directing, technical, production & project management.

For more information please visit: http://yirrayaakin.com.au/support-us/indigenous-cultural-leadership-program/

Congratulations to Clothilde and to the whole team at Yirra Yaakin!

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