Meet The Team
Mark is an Intercultural Leadership specialist from South East Queensland and North East NSW regions. He is from the Birrah, Gamilaroi and Bundjalung peoples. Mark brings decades of wisdom from his career in leadership development and community education across the corporate and government sectors. Mark is currently the Deep Collaboration Lead for Collaboration for Impact @collaborationforimpact & the 2020 Core facilitator for Custodianship Program @auscouncilarts.
Mark has facilitated leadership programs and advised organisations on business, strategy and governance including @nab, @afl, @medibank, @auspost and @fya_org @aflplayers @dka_connect and @australianstogether.
He was also Joint Campaign Director for Recognise with Tim Gartrell, the recent campaign for a National Referendum to amend the Australian Constitution to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and remove discrimination.
Learn more about his intercultural framework and much more at linkedin.com/in/mark-yettica-paulson and on our blog.
Deep Collaboration Lead. Collaboration for Impact.
Core Facilitator. Custodianship Program. Australia Council for the Arts
Maryann Talia Pau
Born in Samoa, Maryann's families are from Lufilufi, Sauano Fagaloa, Saanapu & Afega. Maryann grew up in Tāmaki Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand before her parents migrated to Naarm Melbourne. This beautiful island has been her home ever since.
Over the last 10 years, Maryann has developed her skills as a weaver, focussing on breastplates and body adornment for exhibition at the @ngvmelbourne @craftvictoria @qagoma @artisanqld. Her practice is based on collaboration and exchange, exploring the connection between craft, well being and fanua / land. In 2012 Maryann created the One Million Stars to End Violence project after a young woman named Jill Meagher was raped and murdered. Inspired by some powerful words by Dr #MLKJnr & her community's response, Maryann felt moved to invite people around the world to weave a star with her to @endviolencetogether. This project culminated in a spectacular installation of one million woven stars during the @gc2018 with @qldgov & @museumofbrisbane. A massive 2.4 million stars was recieved from #starweavers around the world and communities are still 🌟 weaving!
Island Fashion. GOMA. 10 Aug 2019 - 15 March 2020
Holding Space. Adderton House. A Fierce Hope. 24 Aug 2019 - 3 May 2020.
Pacific Choirs Project. RPAC. 29 August 2020
Artist in Residence. The Story Boxes 2020