Autumn Skuthorpe – 2020 Australia Council Kirk Robson Award
Autumn Skuthorpe is an experienced performer, artist, arts worker and administrator driven by community arts engagement and development.
Her work spans music, film, cultural events, ZINES, youth arts leadership and mentoring, visual arts and performance.
Since the age of 12, Autumn Skuthorpe has lived in the Central Queensland city of Mackay with her family. Her regional base informs her approach to art making with community in a range of settings and contexts.
Since 2006 Autumn has worked with Crossroad Arts in a range of multi-faceted capacities.
For members of Mackay and the surrounding region who identify as disabled, Autumn’s presence has been pivotal. She has and continues to work with these community members to spark exciting, new and varied forms of creative participation. Her tireless efforts and deep respect for people has resulted in meaningful and contemporary expressions of what it means to be human.
Autumn has also founded several artist collectives, coordinated festivals, as well as exhibiting and performing her own work. She has been a representative in many forums and festivals, and in 2019 was selected for Australia Council’s own Future Leaders program.
Learn more about the 2020 Australia Council Awards.