Heather Threadgold is an anthropologist living in Geelong. Heather’s research is split between two distinct genres of cultural anthropology: Indigenous living space, stone arrangements and monuments and street art culture.
For the past 13 years Heather has been researching Wathaurong (Wadda Wurrung) Living Space in Victoria, highlighting the meanings of stone arrangements and stone monuments as tools in defining landscape, seasonal movement, burial sites and meeting places. Natural resources provide the understanding of living spaces for the Wadda Wurrung people with the rich and diverse range of landscapes within their country from rivers and lakes, coastlines, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands and most importantly the volcanic plains that stretch from Warnambool to Geelong.
Heather also works alongside street artists and records street art festivals such as the Benalla Wall to Wall Festival. The outcome of this fieldwork aids in the continuation of funding and community alliance between councils, committees, curators and artists in regional Victoria. Heather is also Library Officer at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, writer and artist.