Kimberley Moulton Curating Mandela

Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton works independently in cultural material, history and contemporary art, and is the Senior Curator for South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria. Her areas of interest include furthering research, access and agency, through collaborations with Aboriginal communities, and navigating the intersections between contemporary art/artists, cultural makers and cultural revival in museums and galleries, using historical material.

Kimberley was Museums Victoria co-curator for the world touring exhibition Mandela: My Life, which was the official exhibition celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. Kimberley and the Museums Victoria team worked closely with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the producers at IEC exhibitions and TEG Live for the development of the exhibition.

The Nelson Mandela foundation was established in 1999 by Mr Mandela himself and maintains his documents, personal collections and ongoing publications, continuing the groundbreaking humanitarian work Nelson Mandela pursued in his lifetime. Mandela: My Life will tour for the next five years with its first showing at the Melbourne Museum.

Kimberley's Credentials:
2008-present Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Museums Victoria
2008-2015 Project Officer Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and Curator of Birrarung Gallery (Project managed and curated sixteen exhibitions with Victorian Aboriginal communities)
2004-2007 Bachelor of Arts, Indigenous Studies and Visual Culture, Monash University

Awards and Scholarships
2018 Australian delegate for the Indigenous Critical Writing Ensemble, Dhaka Arts Summit, Bangladesh
2017 First Nations Curatorial Exchange Program, Canada
2017 Victorian Indigenous Emerging Curator for Tracey Moffatt, Venice Biennale
2016 Australia Council Indigenous Curatorial delegation to United States
2015 Inaugural National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous International Curatorial Fellowship, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection University of Virginia
2013 British Council ACCELERATE program, UK
2011 Mentor National Gallery Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program
2010 National Gallery of Australia Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program

Judging Roles
2016 National indigenous Ceramic Art Awards 
2016 Telstra National Indigenous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
2015 Art Gallery of Western Australia National Indigenous Art Awards

Independent Exhibitions
2018 Mother Tongue (for the Octopus Guest Curator Series) Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2017 Next Matriarch, ACE Open Adelaide and TARNANTHI Indigenous Arts Festival
2017 RECENTREsisters, City Of Melbourne Gallery
2016 Artbank Social Day, Artbank Sydney
2016 A Call From The West; The Continuing Legacy Of Mr William Cooper, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne
2016 State Of the Nation Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Where the water moves, where it rests, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Charlottesville, Virginia