First Female Chair to the Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board01.06.2012
This May the Minister for the Arts, Simon Crean, announced the appointment of Lee-Ann Buckskin as Chair to the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board for a three year term. It is an historic appointment as Lee-Ann is the first female Chair appointed to the Board since its establishment in 1973. Lee-Ann is a Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman from South Australia and Victoria respectively and is well known throughout the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island and broader arts communities. She has extensive experience in the arts with a focus on Festivals in particular. In 2007, Lee-Ann was appointed to the National Indigenous Reference Group (NIARG) advising the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board of the Australia Council on current and future opportunities and developments for the future of Indigenous arts in Australia. She was appointed as a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board for the Australia Council from 2010 to 2012, and the South Australian Museums Aboriginal Advisory Committee.