HANEEN MAHMOOD MARTIN - NORTHERN TERRITORY/ LARRAKIA COUNTRY
Haneen Mahmood Martin is a writer, artist and facilitator born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Now living and working in Garramilla/Darwin, Haneen relocated from Adelaide, drawn to the humidity, familiar produce and joint history between South East Asia and the Top End.
Other current roles in her life include being a Creative Producer with Next Wave (VIC), a Co-Founder of Teh Cha., and a part of the Artistic Leadership Team at Brown's Mart (NT). In 2022, Haneen was nominated as a semi-finalist in the Northern Territory Young Achievers Awards in recognition of her career achievements thus far. In 2021, Haneen was Co-Manager for the National Young Writers' Festival, Producer for Darwin Fringe, and was awarded a Regional Arts Australia Fellowship to write her first manuscript, and a Northern Territory Performing Arts Award. Haneen is also in the final stages of her MFA (Cultural Leadership) at NIDA.
Leading with the mission that we could all be a little bit better if we worked together, Haneen lives for the connections and understanding that food can bring, the shared joy in embracing the beauty of her cultures with her loved ones. All of her work aims to demystify her place in ‘Australian' society while also making the arts accessible for those who have been historically excluded, both as artists and audience members.
Her written and visual arts work has been presented nationally through The Guardian, SBS Voices, Frankie Magazine, InDaily, Northern Territory Writers' Festival, the Red Dirt Poetry Festival and many more.
ZOYA GODOROJA - NORTHERN TERRITORY/ARRERNTE COUNTRY
As an Arts Worker, her mission is to embolden and support others in achieving their goals through methods that are sensitive to their needs, values and capacity. Zoya aims to enable others to reach their potential and operate sustainably. With a focus on community and contemporary arts practices in regional areas, she works with an eclectic range of individuals and groups, from heavy metal music festivals to contemporary experimental dance companies, First Nations social enterprises to local emerging artists.
As an artist with a practice based in drawing, Zoya plays with painting, printmaking, bookmaking, soft sculpture, installation and community engagement. Underpinning her work is a concern with emotion and its capacity to facilitate introspection and change. Informed by personal and collective experiences, she creates intimate anti-patriarchal acts that stimulate contemplation and reflection within both the viewer and herself. Recent highlights include A Portrait of People Caring About Things exhibition at RAFT artspace, It's a bit tricky to visit each other right now artist book, and her very-slow “fashion label”, god of roger.