Lorina Barker

Lorina Barker is a Wangkumara and Muruwari woman from northwest NSW (Bourke, Brewarrina and Weilmoringle) who has over 10 years experience as an oral historian, filmmaker and storyteller.  She wrote and directed three short documentary films and has managed a team of artists on community projects.  Lorina successfully uses multimedia as part of her community art-based projects to transfer cultural knowledge, stories and experiences onto the next generations in mediums that they use and are familiar with such as film, short stories, the spoken word and immersive theatre.  Lorina’s main interest is in the process of remodelling research methods so that they are culturally appropriate and accessible to family/community, who are the core audience for her academic research and creative arts project, most recently ‘Trucked Off’, ‘Looking Through Windows’ and her ARC new project ‘Songlines of Country’.

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