The ten 2015 Australia Council Awards winners
20 March 2015
The ten 2015 Australia Council Awards winners:
- Archie Roach (Vic) – Australia Council Don Banks Music Award, which honours a distinguished artist aged over 50 who has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to music in Australia.
- Judy Watson (Qld) – Australia Council Visual Arts Award (Artist), and Will Stubbs (NT) – Australia Council Visual Arts Award (Advocate), received this award which acknowledges the exceptional achievements of an Australian artist and/or an arts professional who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of Australian art.
- Stelarc (WA) – Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Emerging & Experimental Arts • Garry Stewart (SA) – Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
- Bruce Gladwin (Vic) – Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre • Doyle (SA) – Ros Bower Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development) is given to artists with a proven record of high achievement in community arts and cultural development, driven by the principles of equality, respect, and diversity.
- Alyson Evans (NSW) and Alysha Herrmann (SA) – have both received the Kirk Robson Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development), which recognises outstanding leadership from young people working in community arts and cultural development, particularly in reconciliation and social justice.
Australia Council Chief Executive Officer Tony Grybowski said the awards were the highest accolade the Council could bestow, and that the 2015 recipients had a depth and richness to the contributions made in their respective art forms, which embodied the kind of artistic and cultural ambition the Council is committed to supporting.
“The 10 recipients are widely respected by their peers nationally and internationally, and these awards give us the opportunity to reflect on their considerable body of work and the impact they have had on the arts in Australia and overseas”
An exhibition celebrating the winners will be at the Australia Council office in Surry Hills from 11 March until 8 May.