Recent NIDA graduate, Yasmin Masri has received the inaugural Lynne Williams Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Leadership.

4 July 2018

In 2016, Yasmin was one of nine students to receive the inaugural fellowship for NIDA's new Master of Fine Arts—Cultural Leadership. Upon her graduation in May 2018, she received the Lynne Williams Award.

The Lynne Williams Award was developed in recognition of the former NIDA CEO's contribution in developing the graduate school and the Master of Fine Arts Cultural Leadership course.

A curator, director and producer, Yasmin will use the Award to undertake further professional development overseas in architecture, craft and design.

Yasmin's impressive background includes co-founding and co-directing rip-publishing and the Noted Writer's Festival. She has also worked on events including the DESIGN Canberra festival, Australian Ceramics Triennale and the London Design Biennale.

Yasmin is originally from Canberra and has also taught at the ANU School of Art and Canberra Institute of Technology, and has recently been appointed Curator for the creative production house of the Molonglo Group.

NIDA is one of Australia's eight national elite performing arts training bodies supported by the Government for more than 30 years.

 Yasmin Masri and Andrew Westle.

Image: (Left to right) Top row: Teik-Kim Pok, Adam Deusien, Matthew Millay, Daniel Dunlop and Katherine Quigley  Bottom row: Yasmin Masri and Andrew Westle.

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