CAM welcomes First Nations board member

Tiriki Onus with possum skin cloak. Image supplied.
Tiriki Onus with possum skin cloak. Image supplied.

In an historic first Castlemaine Art Museum (CAM) has appointed First Nations man Tiriki Onus to the CAM Board.Tiriki Onus (Yorta Yorta, Dja Dja Wurrung) is Associate Dean Indigenous Development and Head of the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at University of Melbourne. 
Traditional Owner and Jaara Elder, Uncle Rick Nelson has welcomed Onus on his appointment. 
“We had a great yarn and I’m looking forward to catching up with him,” Uncle Rick said. 
Director CAM Renewal Naomi Cass said Onus’ skills from the visual arts through to cultural management are greatly respected. 
“We look forward to his broad engagement with CAM and the local community,” she said.  See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.