2018 Program


Welcome - Mark Haynes (Cultivator Chair)
Special Guest & Host - Grace Dlabik (BE Collective Culture)
Acknowledgment of Country - Cate Milne

Kimberley Moulton 
Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria. 
Kimberly is a Yorta Yorta woman who bravely and proudly follows her passion to interconnect art, culture and history

Kimberly is currently the Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria. Her Current Curated Exhibition is Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition. Her catalogue of Awards, Scholarships, Judging Roles and Independent Exhibitions tells a longer story, a story that has traversed Australia and the world. Yet, at its heart, this is the story of a proud Yorta Yorta woman with a dedicated passion for furthering research & access through collaboration with Aboriginal communities. Her museum & independent practice is centred on this intersection between contemporary art, cultural makers and cultural revival with engagement in historical material. 

Cultivator 2018 awaits this transformative presentation and is honoured to welcome Kimberly Moulton among its alumni of guest speakers. You won’t want to miss this.

Benard J Canniffe
Community Connector, Dorothy Maitland Miller Professor of Graphic Design & Chair of Design IOWA State University.
Bernard J Canniffe is inspiring and international – bringing ‘design for the common’ good to Cultivator 2018

Bernard J. Canniffe is Graphic Design Chair in the College of Design, at Iowa State University. He co-founded the collaborative, multidisciplinary social design studio called PIECE STUDIO in2008 and is an advisor to PROJECT M, which is an international social collaborative group collective.

Bernard J Canniffe is committed to using design for the common good and he has been involved in projects in Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, and many towns and cities in the United States. He has made presentations about how design can be a catalyst for change at medical, design, and academic conferences around the world. He is the recipient of the Graphics: Inspiring Designers Award, the Baltimore Step 10 Influential Designers Award, and The Joseph Binder Award.

Canniffe holds a BA Hons in graphic design from Newport College of Art & Design, University of Wales, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


11.30am  Mark Haynes & Leesa Merrett - Community Engagement Projects

12.00pm  Lunch Break (1 hour)

Amy Churchouse
Good Karma Effect
Do you believe in Karma?

If Karma is an actual force produced by a person’s actions in one life that influences what happens to them in future lives, then Amy Churchouse has a grand future ahead of her. So also do the people, neighbourhoods and communities that she has connected through her Kensington Good Karma Network, a Facebook group she established in early 2016 to inspire neighbourhoods to pay it forward and help each other out.

The Good Karma Effect is now flowing all around you as it travels across Australia and empowers communities to connect with compassion and to seek solutions for their own neighbourhoods. 

It’s a privilege to have Amy presenting at Cultivator 2018 alongside other social innovators and designers who place humanity and environment at the centre of their practice.

Bec Storer
The Cutaway
Beck Storer is living proof that from little things big things grow. 

Beck was born and breed in Merbein, attended Merbein Primary and Irymple Secondary Schools, studied Art & Design at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE before progressing onto RMIT where she studied Design. 

Among all the designers who have EVER competed in the Event and Happening design Awards, Beck is ranked in the TOP 20! If you know about these awards then you already know that this is the WORLDS LARGEST design competition and it attracts entries from all over the world into more than 100 categories! 

So…..she is a top end creative from Merbein who now works with The Cutaway, which is also scooping up the Awards for doing what they love…that is, combining design with technology and presenting visual stories that are compelling and memorable. 

It’s a privilege to welcome Beck back to present at Cultivator 2018 alongside other social innovators and designers who place humanity and environment at the centre of their practice. 

2.20pm Q&A with Speakers - Your chance to ask our Speakers questions.

3.00pm Closing
Thank you for being a part of Cultivator 2018, we look forward to seeing you again next year.