Shonae Hobson /
Shonae Hobson is a Southern Kaantju woman from Coen, Cape York Peninsula. Shonae graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology and Art History, from the University of Melbourne. She has worked in a variety of arts and cultural spaces, including as the assistant curator for the Donald Thomson Collection exhibition at the University of Melbourne, as a research intern for Northern Australian Collections online at the Melbourne Museum and as Project Officer for the Coen Regional Aboriginal Corporation Women’s Support Centre. Shonae currently resides on Dja Dja Wurrung Country where she holds the position of First Nations Curator at Bendigo Art Gallery.
Shonae has experience working with a broad range of arts and community organisations. She is committed to the arts and to supporting opportunities for First Nations art practitioners and believes that Indigenous peoples are able to maintain culture and still contribute to the global economy.