Through the Major Festivals Initiative, Backbone by Gravity & Other Myths was co-commissioned by the Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne Festivals. Created in 2017,
Julia Hales is a performance artist living in Perth who has always had a keen interest in storytelling. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival.
Australian artists working across borders nationally and internationally captivate audiences and grow the profile and impact of Australian arts.
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.
Bruce Pascoe’s award winning non-fiction book Dark Emu, published in 2014, is a monumental work of scholarship that disproved the long-held myth that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples were nomadic hunter gatherers before European colonisation.
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.