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Jul 06, 2021
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National Arts And Disability Awards 2020

Emily Crockford

Emily Crockford

Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist ($20,000).

Emily Crockford’s broad creative practice encompasses painting, textiles and soft sculpture. Her work can be seen in large scale across Sydney and in high profile institutions.

Emily was a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize, and has been awarded high profile public art commissions.

Gaelle Mellis

Gaelle Mellis

Recipient of the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Established Artist ($50,000).

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.

Abbie Madden

Abbie Madden

Recipient of the 2020 Arts Access Australia’s National Leadership Award ($10,000).

Abbie Madden is a dancer, performer and choreographer and founder and artistic director of Blindful, an inclusive dance and circus company.

Abbie has been a member of the Australian Dance Theatre’s Youth Ensemble, worked with Belfast comedy dance theatre company ponydance, and is a founding member of the highly successful YUCK Circus.