Brian is a leading Indigenous artist and academic. Born in Redfern Sydney, he is from Bundjalung, Muruwarri and Kamilaroi ancestry. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diploma of Vocational Education and Training from Charles Sturt University and a PhD by research from Deakin University. A practising artist for 30 years, Brian has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. His work is held in various private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria. His publication history has investigated the relationship of materialism in the arts to an Indigenous world view and Aboriginal knowledge framework and epistemology. He has further reconfigured understandings of culture and visual practice from an Aboriginal perspective. He is Professor and Director of Wominjeka Djeembana Indigenous Research Lab at Monash University Art, Design and Architecture Faculty, and currently Honorary Professor of Eminence at Centurion University of Technology and Management in Orisha India, Brian is also the Managing Director of Brian Martin Consultancy, providing various services including design and delivery of cultural awareness programs and Reconciliation Action Plans to various organisations. Brian is also a member of the Melbourne Art Fair Board and Shepparton Art Museum Board. Brian joined the National Theatre Board in July 2016.