Artist Stories

Backbone by Gravity & Other Myths

Backbone tosses around the perception of what strength is and its limits

31 December 2018

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. You Know We belong Together. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival

Julia Hales: You know We Belong Together

29 December 2018

Julia Hales is a performance artist living in Perth who has always had a keen interest in storytelling. Credit: Toni Wilkinson/Perth Festival.

Dancenorth Attractor. Image credit Gregory Lorenzutti.

Dancenorth: Attractor

27 December 2018

Australian artists working across borders nationally and internationally captivate audiences and grow the profile and impact of Australian arts.


Graham shares his journey from Brisbane to New York City

26 December 2018

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.

Badu Gili

First Nations Arts supported through the Australia Council's Signature Works Program

26 December 2018

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.

BRuce Pascoe Dark Emu

Bruce Pascoe's Dark Emu

25 December 2018

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.

Anne Dixon painting, Ikuntji Artists. Image Credit: Christian Koch.

Ikuntji Artists: Connecting to Country and Culture Across the Western Desert

25 December 2018

Ikuntji Artists is an established art centre in the spectacular West MacDonnell Ranges, a community hub that supports cultural maintenance and transmission while achieving an international profile for its contemporary Aboriginal art.

Memorial by Alice Oswald and Brink Productions Credit: Shane Reid.

Brink Productions: Memorial

24 December 2018

Brink Productions is an Adelaide-based small to medium arts organisation which in 2017 celebrated 21 years of creating brilliant theatrical experiences for diverse audiences. Brink’s flexible creative model means projects begin from any number of starting points and take any shape to bring stories to life.

Jo Lloyd

Jo Lloyd talks collaborating with people and spaces

24 December 2018

Fresh from teaching an early morning yoga class, Jo Lloyd, our current fellow in Dance, spoke to us about collaborating in the creative sphere.

Rawcus Ensemble performing Song for a Weary Throat, Theatre Works, St Kilda Victoria 2017. Image Credit: Paul Dunn.

Rawcus Ensemble: Song for a Weary Throat

18 December 2018

Rawcus is an award winning and critically acclaimed long-term collaborative ensemble delivering exceptional arts experiences which include artists with disability.

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