Possum cloak maker and multi-media artist Vicki Couzens was presented with an Australia Council Fellowship at the 9th National Indigenous Arts Awards at the Sydney Opera House on Friday, 27 May 2016.
This initiative is made possible thanks to the generous donation from Paul and Samantha, and Anthony and Clare Cross. The Cross Family Fellowship offers participants in the Biennale Arte 2019 Professional Development Program.
Australian artists working across borders nationally and internationally captivate audiences and grow the profile and impact of Australian arts.
Julia Hales is a performance artist living in Perth who has always had a keen interest in storytelling. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival.
Badu Gili – meaning ‘water light’ explores ancient First Nations stories in a spectacular seven-minute projection, illuminating the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail daily at 7pm and at sunset year-round. Badu Gili is delivered as part of a three year partnership between the Council and the Sydney Opera House.
Graham Akhurst is on a path of self- leadership, empowered by the transformational skills and techniques learnt through the Australia Council’s Leadership program. Brisbane born Graham is now on his way to Manhattan New York, to share the stories of his people through his literary craft.