Originally from Sydney, Geraldine Henrici has called the Top End of Australia home for nine years. After completing a BA (majoring in Archaeology) at The University of Sydney, Geraldine travelled across Australia, crediting her initial Wanderlust and appreciation of Australian culture to her German immigrant parents.
Living in Darwin, Geraldine had the opportunity to work at the Maningrida Arts & Culture Gallery and soon realised a desire to work at the pulse of Aboriginal arts practice at art centres in remote communities. This resulted in a time working for Tiwi Design on Bathurst Island followed by a position at Maningrida Arts & Culture in north-west Arnhem Land.
A brief period working in Canberra for an exhibition design and fabrications company that worked with cultural institutions proved to be a valuable experience and provided insight into the workings and practices of public museums and galleries. Suffering from ‘homesickness’, Geraldine returned to the Top End, this time to the Kimberley region working as Gallery Coordinator for Waringarri Aboriginal Arts in Kununurra.
Captivated by the people, landscape and the outstanding quality and range of Aboriginal art in the Kimberley, Geraldine is now committed to researching, recording and promoting access to the art and culture of the region through her work on the Desert River Sea; Kimberley Art Then & Now project.