Jodie Choolburra, Managing Director

Yirrinjula Dreaming is an Aboriginal Australian artist management, digital story-telling and media and communications company built from deep respect, passion, desire and a long-standing commitment in the Aboriginal media and arts industry and community.

Founded by Jodie Choolburra a proud Gamilaroi and Murrawari women, raised in the Redfern community and former CEO of Gadigal Information Service Aboriginal Corporation, the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, and Co-Chair of the Inner Sydney Empowered Communities, Yirrinjula Dreaming brings a familiar, yet managerial perspective to representation that upholds our belief that our clients and culture are the most important part of our business.

We value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, culture, communities and people – their passions, their creativity, and their commitment. We believe that all communities and talent is unique and there is no “one size fits all solution”.

Jodie brings over 19 years’ experience in the Indigenous arena specialising in Indigenous arts, media and politics. Graduating from Macquarie University receiving a Bachelor of Community Management, she has used her degree to promote Aboriginal arts and culture to local, national and global audiences. Furthermore, she has played a critical role in educating communities about the value and importance of using Aboriginal arts as vehicle to foster respect, awareness and understanding.

Jodie was one of four Indigenous women selected for the Westfields, “Because of her we can” exhibition which was showcased throughout Australia in 2018. Jodie was also selected for the KARI Leadership Program which assist high level Aboriginal people to achieve personal and professional goals. During this program Jodie developed an adaptive and future-focused approach to the challenges and dynamic nature of our global economy and culture, including new opportunities for workplace change and innovation. 

Westfield's "Because of her we can" exhibition 2018

Jodie Choolburra was one of four Indigenous women selected to be apart of Westfield’s “Because of her we can” exhibition. Held across Australia during NAIDOC Week in 2018, they promoted the stories of women making huge changes in their communities. 

Image Credit: Wayne Quilliam, Aboriginal Photography