Speaking in Colour is owned and operated by Aboriginal arts and education consultant, Cherie Johnson.

“As an educator and artist, I know that communication across the generations is the key way to effect change in our society. In the true spirit of reconciliation, I share my story and my skills so that people can build a better understanding of our diverse Indigenous cultures.”

Cherie Johnson is a Gamilaroi and Weilwun woman who resides in Newcastle, NSW and participates as an active member of the Awabakal Community. Her grandmother, Rachal Darcy, was born on the Beemunnal Mission in Warren, NSW. Cherie is a PhD candidate researching the effects of urban Aboriginal Women coming to culture and the importance in the contemporary context. She is also a highly regarded lecturer in Aboriginal culture and education and is currently a casual lecturer at the University of Newcastle.