Gaelle Mellis

    03 December 2020

    Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Established Artist

    For more than 30 years, Gaelle has made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the vibrancy of Australian arts. Gaelle’s work traverses theatre, dance, circus, opera, disability arts, visual arts, installation, digital engagement and more.

    Her award winning designs have toured Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and the United States to critical acclaim. Gaelle has received numerous awards throughout her career including the Adelaide Critics Circle Individual Award, South Australian Screen Award, Creative Australia Fellowship, Adelaide Fringe Festival Award for Design, Adelaide Theatre Guild Award for Best Show, Drama for 'Take Up Thy Bed and Walk', Creative Partnerships Australia & Arts Access Award Arts Award at the National Disability Leadership Awards. As one of Australia’s most critical cultural thinkers, Gaelle is a respected role model who continues to make significant cross-generational impact in the arts and disability sector.

    Her outstanding and sustained contributions as a designer, maker, disability advocate and arts manager have also received significant national and international recognition.

    Meet other recipients

    Learn more about Emily Crockford or about the 2020 National Arts and Disability Awards.

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