Dr Denise Salvestro


Dr Denise Salvestro has a Diploma in History of Art from University of London, a Masters in Art Administration from COFA, UNSW and a PhD from 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 thesis research, Denise studied Yolngu Matha Language & Cultural Studies at Charles Darwin University.

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 her own art consultancy and is currently a research assistant at Macquarie University working on projects assessing the value of the creative arts to remote artists and to the Australian economy.