An Exchange with Kinaway

Big thank you to the Kinaway team for organising the photo shoot with fellow Indigenous Small Business owner Steven Rhall. Steven is a very talented photographer who has an eye for particular camera angles that capture his subject in the most captivating manner.

His photographs tell a story in one frame and his work is truly magnetizing. The process was simple, easy and relaxed. Steven made us feel comfortable and photographed segments of our business through his eyes. Steven's photographs of Dreamtime Art - behind the scenes, can be seen on his website soon but you can see more of Steven's artistic creativity on They will also be available for viewing on the Kinaway website.

Sharni Wearne of Kinaway also came for a visit and a chat. Her bubbly personality and expertise has helped us with all our questions and has made dealings with Kinaway smooth and stress-free. Thank you Sharni for all your hard work and to Simon and Helen for everything you have done for Dreamtime Art so far. We look forward to a fruitful relationship with Kinaway.


*Kinaway is the Victorian Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce based in Melbourne. Victorian Aboriginal businesses and Entrepreneurs now have a collective voice through Kinaway.

The Chamber has a 100% Aboriginal represented governance structure currently chaired by Yorta Yorta woman Ms Karen Milward.

Kinaway will provide an independent collective voice for the Aboriginal business community of Victoria whilst providing demand led services contributing to the success of Aboriginal businesses.

As the peak representative of Aboriginal businesses in Victoria, Kinaway independently advocates on behalf of its members at both a state and national level.

Aboriginal communities have always recognised that economic development is a precursor for improved social outcomes.

Kinaway focuses on consulting and listening to Aboriginal business owners and entrepreneurs, and represents them collectively to influence the business environment, so it is to them conducive to attaining profitability and growth.

VECCI will provide expertise to support Kinaway in policy development, advocacy and representation consistent with the terms set down in the Kinaway-VECCI Advocacy and Representation Charter.*

(Text in between the asterisks were extracted with permission from the Kinaway website.)

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Dreamtime Art associations and certifications

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