Marley is a Njamal, Jaru (Pilbara region) and Japanese woman who grew up predominantly in Lutruwita. She moved to Naarm to pursue further education graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts and a Master of Arts and Cultural Management.
Marley has worked as an emerging artist, curator and producer with works being publicly exhibited throughout Naarm. She has worked as a freelance consultant, photographer, stage manager and festival artist liaison. She also has a strong passion for First Nations education and self-determination, and has worked as a higher education outreach officer, Indigenous student support officer and education reform consultant. For the last couple of years, she has worked as a content creator and marketing manager with a strong focus on amplifying First Nations voices.
Marley currently resides in Meanjin.
Rona is a proud Kaytetye woman from Central Australia who works with high impact organisations to create systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and solutions.
Rona is the founder of Common Ground and brings 7 years of professional experience working across First Nations organisations and not for profits. Rona was previously the Director of First Nations at YLab, a social enterprise that puts young people with diverse lived experiences at the centre of designing and developing innovative and impactful solutions to complex social issues. Over her career, Rona has worked in policy at the Central Land Council, the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages at the University of Melbourne, Reconciliation Victoria, and the Foundation for Young Australians.In 2020, Rona was a finalist for the Victorian Young Achiever awards, was awarded a Westpac Social Change Fellowship. In 2019 Rona won a Diana Award and was named a 'Woman of the Future' by Women's Weekly.Through her work with First Nations communities across Australia, Rona aims to create future systems that centre First Nations people, knowledge and cultures.Rona currently resides in Mpartnwe on Arrernte Country.