Denise Salvestro recently completed a PhD at the Australian National University on the history of print making by Yolngu artists and the development of the Print Space at Yirrkala. As part of her research, Denise studied Yolngu Matha Language & Cultural Studies at Charles Darwin University in Darwin. Previous to researching her thesis, Denise and her partner were based in Nhulunbuy for twelve years where they worked as dentists providing services to the surrounding remote communities in Northeast Arnhem Land. Denise has a Masters in Art Administration from COFA, UNSW and a Diploma in History of Art from University of London. She maintains a connection with dentistry working as a Professional Officer for the Dental Council of NSW and has her own arts consultancy business.