Community

Jennifer Dickens

ANKAAA Director

Jennifer DickensBorn in Fitzroy Crossing, growing up at Cherrabun Station, Jennifer Dickens works at Mangkaja Art Centre. Jennifer studied at Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship College in Perth and Batchelor College Darwin, where she gained a qualification as an Interpreter.

Jennifer Dickens spent many years working as a mentor at Ebenezer Hostel in Perth, where she helped girls who were at risk of homelessness, mental illness and drug abuse. Jennifer has also worked as an interpreter at the Royal Perth Hospital and a Liaison Office Contact Person.

Jennifer completed a Certificate IV Bilingual Work at Kimberley TAFE in 2011 and graduated from the ANKAAA Art Worker Extension Program in 2012, and was a mentor for participants in the 2013 program. She has also completed an Introduction to Governance training through ORIC in 2012. In 2013 Jennifer was selected and participated in the prestigious National Gallery of Australia – Wesfarmers Arts Indigenous Leadership Program, participating in lectures and group work with National Gallery of Australia staff, and arts and business industry professionals.

Languages

Walmajarri & English

Region/Country

Kimberley, Fitzroy Crossing 

Governance & Further Qualifications

  • Certificate IV Bilingual Work, Kimberley Tafe (2011)
  • ANKAAA Art Worker Extension Program (2012)
  • Introduction to Governance, ORIC (2012)
  • Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program (2013)