Eight of Australia’s leading artists and arts workers have been recognised in the annual Australia Council Awards for their outstanding contributions to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of the nation.
8 March 2018
These prestigious Awards recognise exceptional contributions to music, literature, visual arts, dance, emerging and experimental arts, and community arts and community development.
Nominated by industry peers, the eight recipients join an esteemed and diverse group of past winners, including Archie Roach, Kate Grenville and Stephen Page.
This year’s recipients, honoured during a special ceremony at Carriageworks in Sydney on 6 March, are:
Bruce Pascoe – Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature
Liza Lim – Australia Council Don Banks Music Award
Pat Brassington – Australia Council Award for Visual Arts
Nigel Helyer – Australia Council Award for Emerging & Experimental Arts
Phillip Adams – Australia Council Award for Dance
Liz Jones AO – Australia Council Award for Theatre
Christian (Bong) Ramilo – Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development
Edwin Kemp Attrill – Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development