Sinta is a group of collaborations created in 2010, by Michelle Baltazar and Michael Moraleda. Sinta is a collective of Filipino-Australians with a vision to broaden national awareness of Filipino arts and culture in Australia. Its mission is to support at least one major event in Australia each year showcasing Filipino art to the local community.
This collaboration by the philipinos wants to promote and create awarness of the culture, expose the skills and talents of the artists. So the group has to find ressources to support and sponsor artists during different events.
This year, Sinta promotes the exhibition Balik Bayan, which is an event presented by Blacktown Art Center from the 7th September to the 2nd November 2017.
The gallery will propose a vibrant program of performances by different artists, in order to celebrate and uncover contemporary Philippine arts and culture.
Then, this multi-art form and community celebration project will transform the Blacktown Art Centre into a gathering space of intersecting contemporary art forms : video, installation, painting, performance, film, community activations and events, featuring local and international artists with Filipino ancestry.
Presentation of the founders :
A little bit later in 2010, Natalie Palomo has joined Sinta group as the creative director, thanks to her participation in Sinta’s maiden project « Lola », Brillante Mendoza’s film, which Sinta promoted at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival.
Natalie Palomo, the Creative Director, is an accomplished producing graduate from AFTRS and has recently worked with Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Penny Chapman, Michael McMahon and Helen Panckhurst for two years to build up Matchbox Pictures culminating in $750,000 worth of enterprise funding.
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Michelle Baltazar, the Communications and Marketing Director, is the editor of Sydney-based finance publication Financial Standard. Her community activities include being one of the radio hosts of Radio Sandigan, publisher of the Australian Filipina and contributor to various local publications.
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Michael Moraleda, the Production and Sponsorships Director, is the owner of Celsius Media, a multimedia services provider that has long catered for the Filipino community. His community involvement includes being a committee member of the Grand Philippine Fiesta Kultura and ‘behind-the-scenes’ director of the annual Global Filipino Awards.
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