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Rosheen Garnon, Deputy Chair

The Australia Council welcomes the appointment of Ms Rosheen Garnon as Deputy Chair for a period of three years.

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Janice Florence

Janice Florence is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Weave Movement Theatre. Janice is based in Melbourne and has trained in dance in Australia and the USA. In 1983 she completed a Graduate Dipl

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Robert Morgan, Chair

Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.  His business career started at General Motors and after a short period he moved to A.C. Nielsen in market research. His adverti

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Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja: 2021 Red Ochre Award For Lifetime Achievement

Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja is the patriarch of the Worrorra tribe. He is a spiritual leader and artist from the West Kimberley of Western Australia. Yorna is a quietly spoken, thoughtful and respectful

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Tasman Keith: 2120 Dreaming Award For An Emerging Artist

24-year-old rapper and Gumbaynggirr man Tasman is carrying on the storytelling traditions of his family, by writing a new chapter through music. From syrupy 90s West Coast synths, to neo-funk, skitt

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Kutcha Edwards: 2021 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship

Kutcha Edwards has been combining activism and songwriting since 1991, when he joined Koori group Watbalimba. Kutcha’s first solo album Cooinda was released in 2002. It was produced by Paul Kelly an

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Dr Lou Bennett: 2021 Red Ochre Award For Lifetime Achievement

Dr Lou Bennett is one of the finest, most creative, experienced, progressive, and accomplished Aboriginal composers of our time. Lou is also an incredible performer and artistic director.

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Rupert Myer AO

Mr Myer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Dir

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Rosheen Garnon, Deputy Chair

The Australia Council welcomes the appointment of Ms Rosheen Garnon as Deputy Chair for a period of three years.

Janice Florence

Janice Florence is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Weave Movement Theatre. Janice is based in Melbourne and has trained in dance in Australia and the USA. In 1983 she completed a Graduate Dipl

Robert Morgan, Chair

Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.  His business career started at General Motors and after a short period he moved to A.C. Nielsen in market research. His adverti

Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja: 2021 Red Ochre Award For Lifetime Achievement

Yorna (Donny) Woolagoodja is the patriarch of the Worrorra tribe. He is a spiritual leader and artist from the West Kimberley of Western Australia. Yorna is a quietly spoken, thoughtful and respectful

Tasman Keith: 2120 Dreaming Award For An Emerging Artist

24-year-old rapper and Gumbaynggirr man Tasman is carrying on the storytelling traditions of his family, by writing a new chapter through music. From syrupy 90s West Coast synths, to neo-funk, skitt

Kutcha Edwards: 2021 Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship

Kutcha Edwards has been combining activism and songwriting since 1991, when he joined Koori group Watbalimba. Kutcha’s first solo album Cooinda was released in 2002. It was produced by Paul Kelly an

Dr Lou Bennett: 2021 Red Ochre Award For Lifetime Achievement

Dr Lou Bennett is one of the finest, most creative, experienced, progressive, and accomplished Aboriginal composers of our time. Lou is also an incredible performer and artistic director.

Rupert Myer AO

Mr Myer holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Dir