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Torres Strait Islander Media Association

Guest Speaker at the ADM+S News and Media Research Symposium

Diat is a performing artist, festival director, comedian and creative producer from the Kala Lagaw Ya language group of the Western Torres Strait Islands. She’s a skilled project manager with extensive experience leading, developing and directing community arts organisations, large scale festivals and events, and community and youth arts projects. Born in Port Augusta and raised in Lyndhurst, Diat’s mum Daisy was from the Badu and Mabuiag Islands and her dad is well known SA sculptor Cornelis Alferink ‘TALC ALF’.

Diat now lives with her partner and three young children on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait, where she’s Operations Manager of the Torres Strait Islander Media Association. She’s passionate about the positive contribution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and media can make to the lives of all Australians.