Emily McDaniel is a curator, writer and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri nation in central New South Wales. She is Director, First Nations at the Powerhouse Museum and Curator of Yananurala at the City of Sydney. Her practice centres on truth-telling, storytelling and revealing histories through the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. She consults on curatorship, cultural narratives, learning, engagement and interpretation in the public domain, media, museums and galleries sectors.
Emily McDaniel is the curator of the City of Sydney’s Harbour Walk, a First Nations public art and interpretation strategy and program. As an independent consultant, she has advised on curatorship, engagement, learning and interpretation in the public domain, media and the museums and galleries sector. She has also held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art, Biennale of Sydney and Kaldor Public Art Projects.
Adam Goodrum is one of Australia’s preeminent industrial designers whose designs are inflected with honesty and integrity, and whose process anchored in a sense of inventiveness.
A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, Goodrum is at the forefront of a generation of designers forging an identifiable Australian aesthetic. Fresh, performance-oriented, inherently elegant, his furniture and lighting for Sydney Opera House, Cult, Tait and Broached Commissions celebrate process and craftsmanship, accentuating components and joinery to create functional pieces imbued with distinct personality. Internationally, Goodrum works with prestige brands including Alessi, Cappellini, Normann Copenhagen and Veuve Clicquot.
As a recipient of every major national design accolade, his work has been collected and showcased throughout the world.
In addition to running a robust design practice, Adam Goodrum Studio, Goodrum is half of A&A, a collaboration with and French marquetry artisan Arthur Seigneur. A&A is synthesis of design innovation and traditional craftsmanship, intentionally producing objects that blur the line between art and collectible design.
Caroline Rothwell is a visual artist living and working on Gadigal, Gweagal and Bidjical Country. She has a multidisciplinary, research-driven practice considering how ideologies and beliefs have shaped contemporary society. Her work often looks to human interaction with nature throughout history. Rothwell works across two and three dimensions and digital media, often investigating the meaning and materiality of form using diverse media, from carbon emissions to gypsums to found objects.
Rothwell has been included in significant exhibitions such as The National 2021: New Australian Art at Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; Know My Name: Australia Women Artists 1900 to Now, National Gallery of Australia (2021) and undertaken major collaborative projects such as a 2020 partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens and Google Creative Lab to create Infinite Herbarium a WebApp experience and 6 channel video installation. In 2016, she undertook the Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace commission at the MCA, and collaborated with Event Engineering to create a renewable energy wind turbine sculpture, Composer that harnessed wind blowing over the terrace to create light.