MA CMC (UniMelb), BA (Unimelb)
Juanita has expertise in cultural organisational Indigenous centric governance and Indigenous cultural heritage management and conservation. She has experience with community engagement, and working closely with Indigenous organisations, particularly within the arts and cultural sector.
Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Bibi Barba, 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' (2020)
Juanita graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2019 with a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, specialising in paintings, as well as Indigenous and intangible cultural heritage conservation. Prior to this, Juanita completed a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Art History and Italian Studies, from the University of Melbourne. She is currently undertaking a Master of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Technology Sydney with a focus area on Traditional Knowledge.
Juanita is a West Bundjalung woman with a passion for cultural heritage conservation and protecting the rights of Australian Indigenous people with regard to ownership and control of their cultural property. She is a yoga enthusiast, a keen frequenter of art exhibitions and a lover of the ocean and all things outdoorsy.