Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Chief Executive Officer.
Chad is a Bardi and Nyul Nyul man from the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Born in Broome he lived in the township and surrounding communities for most of his life. Chad and his wife Sarah have three children. He studied Fine Art at the University of Western Australia, Heritage Studies at Curtin University and is a trained Mediator with many years’ experience working with Aboriginal people in the arts and native title.
From 2009 – 2017 Chad worked for the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) in Broome on various projects including Coordinating heritage and environmental studies at the James Prices Point proposed LNG plant site, the Dampier Peninsula Planning Project, Manager of native title activities in the west Kimberley including the recent Bindunbur native title claim that was determined in early 2018.
He was the inaugural Indigenous Curatorial Intern with the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA), Coordinator of the Western Australian Art Award in 2009 and in 2012 to 2013 worked with the AGWA to develop the Desert River Sea project. Chad has immense knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and has written for publications such as Art + Australia magazine.