The Media RING has a new Coordinator! Introducing Medika Thorpe. Medika will be working on Media RING activities 2 days per week.
Medika is a Gunai and Gureng Gureng woman from Melbourne, Victoria. She grew up in and around Sydney being immersed in the Indigenous Arts scene as a young child.
Medika is very passionate for the Arts and has worked in many different Indigenous organizations in Australia and Canada. Medika started as a dancer, facilitating youth dance workshops travelling around regional and remote communities in Australia and appearing on Logie-nominated youth TV program Move It Mob Style and just recently appeared on Express Yourself which aired on NITV in June 2016.
Her background in the performing arts led her to work with Vibe Australia as the Community Engagement Manager and at NITV (National Indigenous Television) as the Production Coordinator for the Indigenous News & Current Affairs Team. Medika recently returned back to Australia after spending two years living and working in Toronto, Canada as the Guest Services Manager for imagineNATIVE, the World’s Largest Indigenous Film Festival. Medika is part of the Winda Film Festival as the Executive Director working alongside Pauline Clague, the Creative Director which made its debut in November 2016. She hopes to see Winda continue again this year to showcase Indigenous Filmmakers and their stories.
The Media RING Board would like to extend our sincere thanks to Kodie Bedford who was our Coordinator in 2016 and wish her every success with her career in the Australian screen industry.