In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello


2018 - ACT Senior Australian of the Year Nominee

A prolific artist, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello reinvents utilitarian objects into things of beauty. After graduating in 1985 from the Australian National University’s School of Art with a major in sculpture, Jennifer has built an impressive body of work which celebrates her Aboriginal heritage and pays tribute to the oldest weaving practices in the world.

A pioneer using the contemporary medium of glass as a vehicle for Indigenous cultural expression, Jennifer is also determined to support other Aboriginal artists.

As a cofounder of Indigenous Textiles and Glass Artists, Jennifer supports other artists and has facilitated more than 80 exhibitions.

Jennifer also established Kemarre Arts, the ACT’s first independent Aboriginal-run social enterprise focused on the professional development and promotion of artists.

Jennifer and her colleague Lyndy Delian also established the Honouring Cultures program, which partners with the Canberra Glassworks to provide Indigenous skills development and international cultural exchanges.

Jennifer’s work is helping Indigenous artists expand their practice and find new avenues to celebrate their rich history.

Source: https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1896External link