Dr. Louise Hamby is a Research Fellow in the Digital Humanities Hub at the Australian National University in Canberra, who works tirelessly to ensure both historic and contemporary Aboriginal material culture from Arnhem Land is researched and showcased in academic and gallery settings alike.

With a strong interest in historic and contemporary material culture from Arnhem Land, Dr. Hamby’s PhD, Containers of Power, was an ethnographic study of fibre container forms that investigated the complex set of relationships between the forms (mainly baskets, bags and mats), their makers and users, their functions, morphology, and history.

Image: Art on a String installation at Object gallery, 2001, Keren Ruki