Image courtesy Christopher Dewar

Melanie Greiner – intern

In 2013, I completed an internship for eight weeks at the Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation in Haasts Bluff funded through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Working at the art centre was a great experience and unique opportunity to get to know more about Australia’s indigenous art world and the people who vividly contribute to it. During my stay I was introduced to all areas of the art centre business including studio works, office works, sales and renovations. As a Master of Arts student in anthropology at the Freiburg University I enjoyed taking part in everyday community life, to learn about its people and their stories. Highlights have been the Korean Artists Exchange – enabling trips to the breathtaking country, the Desert Mob Festival and, last but not least, the courteous hosts, quiet evening walks and thoughtful conversations.