Djon Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales with an extended career as a curator, activist and writer. His career has helped revolutionise the criticism and display of contemporary Aboriginal art. He was awarded an OAM in 1993.
He worked as art and craft advisor at Milingimbi in the Crocodile Islands in 1979 and curator at Bula-bula Arts in Ramingining in Arnhem Land where he originated Australia’s greatest artwork, the Aboriginal Memorial, on permanent display at the National Gallery of Australia.
Djon’s curatorial work is known for an emphasis on intricacy and difference in content and style while not compromising on the artists' cultural and political statements.