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Dearna Newchurch

First Nations Advisory Committee member Dearna Newchurch
First Nations Advisory Committee member Dearna Newchurch

Dearna is an accomplished arts and events producer with a decade of experience who has worked across several cultural organisations in Adelaide including the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival Centre and MOD. at UniSA.

Hailing from the Kaurna and Narungga nations in South Australia, Dearna is passionate about creating opportunities and platforms which celebrate the intersection of art, culture and innovation. Prioritising First Nations perspectives and understanding, Dearna has produced a diverse range of events and programs with and for urban and regional communities, including the opening cultural ceremony of the Adelaide Fringe Tindo Utpurndee as well as music wellbeing programs for regional centres as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival.

Currently Dearna is the First Nations Program Producer at the Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT). ANAT expedites experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology by identifying opportunities and delivering projects that enable artists to contribute meaningfully to Australia’s reputation for creativity, diversity and innovation.

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