Marlene Timothy is a senior Yanyuwa/Garrwa woman. As the Cultural Events Coordinator in Borroloola, Marlene delivers a wide range of projects that support cultural maintenance, inter generational exchange, traditional language preservation, and Community Arts and Cultural Development practice. She is the Director of the Malandarri Festival and runs projects in both Borroloola and Robinson River across art forms. Marlene works at the Mawurli and Wirriwangkuma Aboriginal Corporation (MAWA) Hall in Borroloola and at Waralungku Arts Centre, annually on the National Indigenous Music Awards. In 2019 she was elected as Councillor to the South West Gulf Ward, Roper Gulf Regional Council, and awarded Citizen of the Year and graduated from First Circles: supporting the next generation of Aboriginal leaders. In 2022, Marlene was elected and appointed to the McArthur River Mine Community Benefits Trust Board of Directors and Co-Chairperson.
Malandarri Festival Director and Cultural Events Officer