“A fabulous, feminine force”
-S. Sadiq Ojibara
Dorcas is a Producer, Writer, Director, Fine Artist and Artistic/Project Manager.
Dorcas is also a TV Presenter, Speaker and award-winning Founder & Producer of OZ AFRICAN TV (OATV); a digital platform that celebrates people of African diaspora in Australia. At the 2019 C31’s Antenna Awards, OATV won an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by a Program.
She is the Co-Founder of Yo CiTY, where she brings with her a wealth of media experience and community engagement through her acquired skill sets.
Alongside running OATV and Yo CiTY Dorcas continues to contribute to the multicultural community through her part time work Project at MAV
Dorcas was previously employed as Community Engagement Manager at at C31 Melbourne & Geelong; a Victoria's non-profit, open-access community television station.
In this role, Dorcas worked to facilitate the development of outreach programs to better engage multicultural and under-represented communities and build ongoing relationships with the communities. Additionally, Dorcas also assisted with C31's program makers to continue to produce content that is relevant to their communities and the wider Victorian audience.
Some of her recent work include also include
Dorcas was born in South Africa, migrated to Melbourne, Australia home for more than a decade. Her interest in Film/TV has seen her fulfill an array of roles including but not limited to Production Assistant, Production Researcher, Art Department personnel, Head of Department (Costume Dept.) and Actor.
She also worked on the set of one of Australia’s biggest export, channel 11’s Neighbours for 7 years in the costume and digital department(s).
At the 2017 Multicultural Awards for Excellence, alongside three SBS reporters, Dorcas was recognised for her work as Founder/Producer and Presenter of OATV. Her Media Award from the Victorian Multicultural Commission acknowledges “outstanding reporting on issues of importance to diverse communities and reporting which contributes to Victoria’s cross cultural understanding” (VMC).
As a dynamic doer in the community, Dorcas was the Creative Producer/Coordinator for the vibrant annual event One Beat One Love, which forms part of Victorian Multicultural Commission's Cultural Diversity Week. She is also former Coordinator for the Nelson Mandela Day Celebrations in Melbourne.
Her work exceeds the African Australian community. In her role as Producer and Cultural Agency Manager at Multicultural Arts Victoria, she worked on Mapping Melbourne - a two week long program that celebrates contemporary Asian Australian art. Dorcas programmed Emerge in Yarra, a festival that celebrates the dynamic cultures that inform our diverse society through art.
Dorcas believes that Education is key to many doors and everyone should be given an opportunity to experience the power of education. Dorcas holds a Master of Arts (Writing) through Swinburne University, studied Degree in Visual Arts through University of Johannesburg and is currently studying towards Masters in Counselling through Health and Harmony Colleges.