2018 Australia Council Awards

The Australia Council is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the prestigious Australia Council awards, which recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of leading artists to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of the nation.  

The recipients demonstrate an extraordinary range of outstanding and sustained achievement across music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre, and dance.

Nominated by industry peers, the eight recipients of the national awards for 2018 are: 

  • Christian (Bong) Ramilo (NT) -  Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Edwin Kemp Attrill (SA) - Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development
  • Nigel Helyer (NSW) - Australia Council Award for Emerging & Experimental Arts
  • Liza Lim (VIC) -  Australia Council Don Banks Music Award
  • Phillip Adams (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Dance
  • Liz Jones AO (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Theatre
  • Pat Brassington (TAS) - Australia Council Award for Visual Arts
  • Bruce Pascoe (VIC) - Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

Read our media release here  for more information.

Mavis and Peter Robson, Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin, Bruce Pascoe, Wenona Byrne, Edwin Kemp Attrill, Senator Mitch Fifield, Lisa Lim, Paul Mason, Pat Brassington, Liz Jones AO, Jeremy Smith, Laura McCleod, Annette Madden, Adrian Burnett, Christian (Bong) Ramilo, Phillip Adams, Nigel Helyer, Rupert Myer AO

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