Caddie Brain

Caddie Brain is an independent curator, producer, audio maker and communications specialist working in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Awards, Grants and Fellowships
Scholarship, Master of Applied Cybernetics, 3A Institute, Australian National University 2020
Johnston Foundation Grant, Indigemoji, 2019
Territory Families, Youth Services Grant, Indigemoji, 2019
Strategic Arts Grant, ArtsNT, 2018
Winner, Interpretation Australia National Award, Darwin Audio Tour, 2018
Live Darwin Arts, ArtsNT Development Grant, Darwin: A Tale of Four Cities, 2017
Shortlisted, Community Benefit Award, Northern Territory Digital Excellence Awards, Wikiclub NT, 2017
Wikimedia Foundation, Project Grant, Wikiclub NT, 2016
Northern Territory History Grant, Department of History and Culture, Wikiclub NT, 2016


Winner, Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in the Public Sector, Cyclone Tracy: 40 Years On exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2015


Crawford Fund Fellowship to Peru, The Future Belongs to the Potato (radio documentary), 2013

Winner, Rural Reporter of the Year, ABC Local Radio Awards, 2012


Winner, Australian Star Prize for Agricultural Broadcast Journalism (Online), International Federation of Agricultural Journalists

Winner, Northern Territory Media Awards, 2012


Shortlisted, Rural Reporter of the Year, ABC Local Radio Awards, 2011

Shortlisted, Northern Territory Media Awards, 2011

Myer Australia Korean Foundation (AFK) Fellowship, to work at the Korea Herald in South Korea, 2008



Editing in the bush: the Wikiclub NT experience - Wikimedia Australia Community Conference, Sydney, 2019


Developing Indigemoji -  the political tensions of combining the newest and oldest languages in the world - Worlds of Wikimedia, University of Sydney, 2019

The AR Time Machine: curating social history through sound - Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Conference, Alice Springs, 2019

Sharing a Tale: The Purple House Social Media Experience, Share a Tale, Purple House Conference, Alice Springs 2019

Wikiclub NT: Rewriting history - GLAM Peak, Alice Springs, 2018


Lost Darwin: An experiment in ‘distributed curation' through social media - ALIA Information Online, Sydney, 2017 


Rethinking the bush telegraph: Social media for remote communities - ABC Rural State Conference, Darwin, 2017


Thumbs up: Making social media work for your organisation - Territory NRM Conference, Darwin, 2016


Clients / Collaborations

Purple House - Communications, 2018 - 2019

Megafauna Central, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory - Interactive exhibits (with Elbow Workshop), 2018

Apmere angkentye-kenhe - Project team, 2018

Northern Territory Library - Social Media Management and curation of website and online features - The Bombing of DarwinThe story of Ayaiga,
Cyclone TracyThe Fujita Salvage OperationThe Great Race2017 - 2018

Children in Care and Youth Detention Service - Communications, 2016 - 2017

SPUN Stories and Podcast - Online production, 2015 - 2018

Previous Roles

Community Engagement Manager, Northern Territory Library, 2016 - 2017 (Managing the Northern Territory Literary Awards, Chief Minister's History Book Award, general exhibition and events program)

Public Programs / Communications Manager - Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, 2014 - 2015 (Managing the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) and general exhibitions/events program)


Executive Producer (Acting) - Northern Territory Country Hour, ABC Rural, 2014


Rural Reporter - Northern Territory Country Hour, ABC Rural, Alice Springs, 2011 - 2014

Online Video Producer and Coordinator - College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2008 - 2009


Account and Studio Manager, Omnium Research Group and Design Studio, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, ​2008 - 2009


Researcher and Producer - Life Matters, ABC Radio National, 2005 - 08


Festival Director - Verge Arts Festival, University of Sydney Union, 2006


Studio and Touring Cellist - Galarrwuy Yunupingu, Jimmy Little, CODA, Carla Werner, Paul Mac, Holidays on Ice, Abby Dobson, Brian Campeau




Committee Member - Wikimedia Australia, 2016 - 2020


Public Officer / Secretary - Music NT, 2016 - 2019

Conspirator - Lanfranchi’s Memorial Discotheque, a Sydney artist-run space, 2006 - 2007 




Master of Applied Cybernetics, 3A Institute, Australian National University, 2020 - 2021


Diploma of Business (Governance) - Institute of Community Directors, 2016 - 2017

Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications), English Literature and Music - University of Sydney, 2004 - 2007


Bachelor of Music (Performance) in Cello - Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 year, 2003

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