Cherie Johnson


Cherie Johnson is a proud Gamilaroi woman and founder of Speaking in Colour, 100% owned and 90% Aboriginal woman ran operated Aboriginal company focussed on embedding Aboriginal cultural perspectives into classrooms, government policy, board rooms and workplaces.

Aside from running a successful, award winning business, Cherie is also a highly regarded lecturer, keynote speaker in Aboriginal culture and education and is a sought-after advisor for creating culturally safe workplaces.

Cherie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Sydney, a Diploma in Teaching from the University of Newcastle and is a PhD candidate researching the effects of the revitalisation of cultural practices and the effects that has upon first nation women in the contemporary context.

As an accomplished artist and curator, Cherie has exhibited in dozens of exhibitions, finalists in 2014 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA), has curated several exhibitions and been nominated as Indigenous Curator of the year in 2020 ,2022 and 2023.

Cherie is on several boards and is an active member of the Awabakal Community, passionate about ensuring business success supports positive social impact in local communities.

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