Friday 20th October // Hobart Brewing Company + Macq 01 Hotel
Sinsa Mansell is a proud Tasmanian Aboriginal woman and is passionate about broadening the awareness of her cultural heritage and the history on the first people’s of Tasmania. Mansell works to create greater awareness of her rich cultural heritage through her work in the performing arts, through annual festival’s such as Nayri Niara, and through school based programs working with disengaged youth in the justice and education systems. She currently works as the Aboriginal Education Officer at St Marys District school, recently facilitating programs based around cultural heritage sites in the area. The program’s success rate saw funding continue for three years, after an initial funding round of only 8 weeks. Dancing statewide and internationally for well over a decade, Sinsa has spent the past two years working as the project officer at the youth arts based mentoring program meenah mienne in Northern Tasmania and is a founder and performer with the successful pakana kanaplila – a Traditional/Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal dance troupe.