Silvana van Dijk, born in the Netherlands migrated to Australia in the late eighties. She is a photographer and artists but is also a very accomplished musician . She plays the drum kit, percussion, concertina and is also part of a flamenco group, singing and dancing flamenco . Her chameleon like quality’s have seen her tour around the world with her band Visions of a Nomad and Int acclaimed ARC Dreaming Aboriginal dance theatre. She has won photographic awards and has been part of touring photographic exhibitions.

Silvana has been co director of Culturebank productions from the early nineties, where she and her partner Michael Cuming pioneered the idea to create a theatre in the heart of Brisbane with the sole purpose of collaborating with Indigenous artists through the media of music and dance. From this organic process ARC Dreaming Aboriginal dance theatre was born and through the sheer desire, hard work, dedication and overcoming cultural obstacles ARC Dreaming managed to tour the world’s stages.The project was not funded but the tight knit collaboration managed to employ and nurture many Indigenous artists over many year’s.

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