Professor Brian Martin

Professor Brian Martin

Professor Brian Martin

Director, Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous Research Lab

Department of Fine Art

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Professor Brian Martin is the director of Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous Research Lab. Brian is a descendant of Bundjalung, Muruwari and Kamilaroi peoples.

In 2022, Brian was awarded a three-year appointment to the Australian Research Council’s College of Experts where he’ll play a key role in identifying research excellence, assessing funding applications and providing strategic advice to the ARC.

Brian is represented by William Mora Galleries. He has been a practising artist for thirty years and has exhibited both nationally and internationally specifically in the media of painting and drawing. His research and practice focuses on refiguring creative practice and culture from an Indigenous ideological perspective based on a reciprocal relationship to “Country”. Brian was the inaugural Associate Dean Indigenous at Monash University Art, Design and Architecture and previously Professor and Head of Research at the Institute of Koorie Education at Deakin University. He is also Honorary Professor of Eminence at Centurion University of Technology and Management in Odisha, India, Board Director National Theatre Melbourne, Board Member for Shepparton Art Museum and the Melbourne Art Foundation.

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