Deborah Conway Am – 2020 Australia Council Don Banks Music Award
Deborah has been a significant and eloquent contributor to the Australian music scene for over 30 years.
Deborah’s career began in the early 1980’s when she co-founded the fiercely independent post punk band Do Re Mi. By 1988, Rolling Stone had named Deborah as Australian Singer of The Year.
Deborah launched her own record label Intercorps in 2004 alongside long time collaborator Willy Zeigler. This label launched a series of innovative models of audience engagement.
In 2008 she began the role of Artistic Director for the Queensland Music Festival. In this role, Deborah commissioned 20 new works and presented over 300 musical events to more than 350,000 people throughout Queensland.
Her song Alive and Brilliant was inducted into the National Film & Sound Archive Hall of Fame in 2016.
Learn more about the 2020 Australia Council Awards.