Kyra Kum-Sing

Kyra Kum-Sing is a Malera Bandjalan, Mitakoodi woman, curator, artist and consultant based in Sydney.

Kyra Kum-Sing is a Malera Bandjalan, Mitakoodi woman, curator, artist and consultant based in Sydney. She is a curator at Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative in Leichhardt. Boomalli’s primary goal is to promote Aboriginal artists from New South Wales Aboriginal language groups within the arts sector. 

As an artist her practice is diverse and her works have been exhibited at Boomalli, Lone Goat Gallery and the Red Rattler Theatre. She received a fellowship with the National Museum Australia in 2019 and is a participant for the National Gallery Australia and Westfamers Indigenous Art Leadership Program 2021. 

Kyra has curated a number of acclaimed exhibitions such as Shell It (2021), which is exhibiting until 28 August 2021 at La Perouse Museum and ‘The Future is Here’ at Carriageworks, July 2021. Other curated exhibitions include Power (February 2021) at Blacktown Art Centre, Boomalli’s Not Young or Free! (2020), Dyarra Murrama Guwing - The Sun Setting Red (2020) at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, and Boomalli’s 25th Anniversary Mardi Gras Exhibition: Original Box (2019). 

Kyra also works on protecting Aboriginal site and cultural heritage on Bundjalung country and is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal rights and self-determination and the Aboriginal arts and holds a Bachelor of Media from Southern Cross University.

In this video, NAVA chats to Kyra about supporting local storytelling through grassroots organisations and the pride she carries when sharing art and connections with audiences.

Transcript - Kyra Kum-Sing (10.6 KB)

Video production by Jimmi Fenton 2021.

Image: Kyra Kum-Sing, 2022. Photo by Jacquie Manning.