Daniel Browning

Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal writer, journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker and sound artist. His anthology of collected writing, Close to the Subject, is published by the Indigenous-owned Magabala Books. 

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Daniel Browning is an Aboriginal journalist, broadcaster, documentary maker, sound artist and writer. Currently, he is Editor Indigenous Radio with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) overseeing the long standing flagships Speaking Out and Awaye, the latter of which he produced and presented from 2005 until 2021. He is the ABC’s longest-serving Indigenous executive with almost three decades spent working across the news and radio divisions of the national broadcaster. He also presents The Art Show on ABC RN, the specialist arts and journalism network and on podcast. He was executive producer of the investigative podcast Thin Black Line and more recently, the five-part series Song With No Boss, and established the much-loved language revival podcast Word Up. A visual arts graduate, Daniel is also a widely-published freelance arts writer. He is a former and inaugural guest editor of Artlink Indigenous, an occasional series of the quarterly Australian contemporary arts journal and his critical essays on Indigenous art have been published by the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria and Queensland Art Gallery/ Gallery of Modern Art as well as magazines including Art Collector, Art Monthly, Artlines, The Saturday Paper and Condé Nast Traveller. His anthology of collected writing, Close to the Subject, is published by the Indigenous-owned Magabala Books. He is the inaugural curator of Blak Box, a specially-designed sound pavilion commissioned by Utp to amplify the voices of First Nations storytellers, language custodians and artists working in spoken word, performance and music. Daniel is a descendant of the Bundjalung people of far northern New South Wales on his father’s side and the Kullilli people of south-western Queensland through his mother.

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