Dave mangenner Gough
Dave mangenner Gough is a celebrated artist, curator, author and cultural practitioner dedicated to interpreting and demonstrating Aboriginal practices for all Australian people to bring communities together and preserve our traditional culture. As a proud trawlwoolway man descended from Bungana (chief), manalargenna’s oldest daughter, woretemoeteyenner of north east Tasmania, Dave has a strong personal connection to Tasmania and its people. Dave has spent many years passionately sharing his cultural knowledge with educators and students across lutruwita.
Dave is the cultural advisor for the University of Tasmania, Co-Chair of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery Aboriginal Advisory Council, board member of the Aboriginal Advisory Council of the Tasmanian Museum; Art Gallery, Committee member of Greening Australia’s ‘Thriving on Country’ board, Co-Ordinator of Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Devonport and Chair of Six Rivers Aboriginal Corporation, Devonport. Dave has been heavily involved with the protection of Aboriginal heritage having been a previous member of the interim Aboriginal Heritage Council which was instrumental in changing the Relics Act to the Heritage Act. Dave has worked in developing cultural interpretations in National Parks. In 2019 Dave became an Alumni with the Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership program through the National Gallery of Australia.