Emily McDaniel is an independent emerging curator and educator from the Kalari Clan of the Wiradjuri Nation in Central New South Wales. In 2015 she curated the first public art commission for the Barangaroo precinct; the project was the result of a collaboration between artists Esme Timbery and Jonathan Jones. Formerly, she was the Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for three years and Aboriginal Emerging Curator for the 18th Biennale of Sydney in 2012. Emily has also held numerous public programs and education roles at the Art Gallery of NSW, Museum of Contemporary Art and Object Gallery, with particular emphasis on outreach, access and Indigenous programs. For many years she worked in the Community and Cultural Development sector, working with southwest and western Sydney communities through digital media workshops and programs.