Award Winners


 


Tognetti wins 2017 JC Williamson Award

Tognetti wins 2017 JC Williamson Award

Liver Performance Australia made the announcement ahead of the JC Williamson Award being officially presented to Richard Tognetti at the 17th annual Helpmann Awards on Monday 24 July at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney.

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​Playwriting takes centre stage at STC

​Playwriting takes centre stage at STC

*Andrew Bovell is the new STC Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellow
*Lewis Treston wins the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award
*Playwrights named for STC’s new Emerging Writers’ Group

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QSO and de la Parra Emmy winners

QSO and de la Parra Emmy winners

AMPAG congratulates the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Alondra de la Parra, for winning the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction.

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2017 Australia Council Awards

2017 Australia Council Awards

Eight leading artists' contribution to Australia's innovative creative culture were acknowledged as recipients of the 2017 Australia Council Awards.

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2016 Matilda Awards winners announced

2016 Matilda Awards winners announced

Queensland Theatre has dominated the 2016 MATILDA AWARDS to be Queensland’s most lauded company for the second year running, associated with eleven of the 16 category winners through four of its productions.

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Australia Day awards honour the arts

Australia Day awards honour the arts

Almost 50 Australians have been nominated for their support of the arts or participation in the arts in the National Australia Day awards this week.

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Sydney Theatre Awards

Sydney Theatre Awards

​Belvoir carried seven awards home from the Sydney Theatre 2016 Awards last night.

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​Ruby Awards- South Australia announced

​Ruby Awards- South Australia announced

Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement jointly awarded to– Rob Brookman, State Theatre Company of South Australia and Ulrike Klein, UKARIA Cultural Centre and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's contribution to the community recognised.

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Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship

Lloyd Martin Travelling Scholarship

Claire Joachim, Social Media Specialist at the Opera House, is the third winner of the $20,000 scholarship, which was established in 2013 to honour the memory of Lloyd Martin, the Opera House’s longest-serving general manager (1978-97).

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Winners of the 2016 CHASS Australia Prizes Announced

Winners of the 2016 CHASS Australia Prizes Announced

Congratulations to Malthouse Theatre’s I Am a Miracle, winner of the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. Other shortlisted entries in this category were Cut the Sky: Five Songs for the Future(Marrugeku) and Am I (Shaun Parker & Company).

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Aria Awards

Aria Awards

The first ARIA Awards for 2016 in the categories of Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy Awards were presented on 5 October.

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CHASS Australia Prizes

CHASS Australia Prizes

Malthouse Theatre’s production of I Am a Miracle has been nominated for the 2016 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work, and Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Associate Director Jeffrey Fowler has been nominated for the Prize for a Future Leader.

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​The 2016 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship

​The 2016 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship

Sydney Theatre Company is inviting applications from Australia’s talented playwrights for the 2016 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. The prizes are designed to benefit both emerging and established writers and have a total prize pool of $32,500.

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2016 Australian Dance Awards

2016 Australian Dance Awards

The Awards recognise the significant achievements of Australian artists across a range of dance practices.

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NAIDOC Week Awards

NAIDOC Week Awards

​Bangarra's Stephen Page announced as the winner of the 2016 NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award.

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AMPAG congratulates Stephen Page

AMPAG congratulates Stephen Page

It was announced that Stephen Page, Artistic Director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, will be the recipient of the 2016 JC Williamson Award.

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Circus Oz wins leading contemporary circus award

Circus Oz wins leading contemporary circus award

At the inaugural Australian Circus Awards on Monday 18 April, Circus Oz Board Chair Wendy McCarthy, with fellow Board Members Jody Broun and Nick Yates, collected the Leading Contemporary Circus award on behalf of Circus Oz.

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Multiple awards for Malthouse and Opera Australia

Multiple awards for Malthouse and Opera Australia

The 33rd Green Room Awards for 2015 performing arts productions in Melbourne were presented last month with Malthouse, Opera Australia, Sydney Dance Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Belvoir all taking home awards.

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QTC the big winner at the 2015 Matildas

QTC the big winner at the 2015 Matildas

Queensland Theatre Company was the big winner in this year’s Matilda awards, winning Best mainstage production, Lord Mayor's Award for Best new Australian work and Best male actor in a leading role (Dash Kruck) with Matthew Ryan’s play Brisbane, a 2015 world premiere drawing on true stories from the leafy streets of Brisbane set in the middle of World War II.

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Belvoir names two Philip Parsons Award winners

Belvoir names two Philip Parsons Award winners

Belvoir announced the recipients of the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights—Nakkiah Lui and S. Shakthidharan—the first time two people have been awarded the fellowship at the same time.

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Pinocchio picks up a CHASS Australia Prize

Pinocchio picks up a CHASS Australia Prize

The State Theatre Company of South Australia and Windmill Theatre have won a CHASS Australia Prize for their multi award-­winning co-­production Pinocchio, in the category of Distinctive Work for a Performance.

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WASO and Smith take out Performance of the Year award

WASO and Smith take out Performance of the Year award

The 2015 Art Music Awards announced last week—and soloist Ashley William Smith and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Baldur Brönnimann, took out the Performance of the Year award for their exceptional performance of Lachlan Skipworth's Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra.

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Helpmanns celebrate 15 years of awards

Helpmanns celebrate 15 years of awards

This year's Helpmann Awards celebrated some standout performances of Australian arts, reflecting the trend in live performance towards collaborations and co-productions.

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Top women conductors announced

Top women conductors announced

Limelight magazine has announced its ten best women conductors worldwide—a list that includes the Australian Ballet’s Music Director and Chief Conductor, Nicolette Fraillon.

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We all have so much to say

We all have so much to say

Actor and writer Katie Beckett (Kill the Messenger, Coranderrk) has been announced as the winner of The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award 2015

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Co-pros the go at the Green Room Awards

Co-pros the go at the Green Room Awards

Co-productions were major winners at this year’s Green Room Awards in Melbourne, announced this week, with Melbourne Theatre Company, Opera Australia and Malthouse all picking up gongs for joint endeavours.

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ABO scoops up a Sidney Myer award

ABO scoops up a Sidney Myer award

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra was announced last night as a winner of one of the three Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards.

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Gloria gets the Matilda

Gloria gets the Matilda

Queensland Theatre Company’s Gloria took out the top prize for Best Mainstage Production at the Matilda Awards in Brisbane this week.

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Performing arts benefactors get gongs

Performing arts benefactors get gongs

AMPAG congratulates all the people who were acknowledged in the Australia Day honours awards—especially those wonderful benefactors and activists in the performing arts.

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Philip Glass Trilogy wins top award

Philip Glass Trilogy wins top award

State Opera of South Australia came home last night with the major Adelaide Critics Circle Award, winning the professional Group Award for the Philip Glass Trilogy.

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Madama Butterfly goes for gold

Madama Butterfly goes for gold

Opera Australia’s Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly recently won a Gold award in the NSW Tourism Awards.

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Samson plays to his strength

Samson plays to his strength

Playwright Julia-Rose Lewis, whose play Samson will premiere in Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre next year, has won the 2014 NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights.

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​WA Ballet picks up two awards

​WA Ballet picks up two awards

Some exciting work was celebrated at the WA Dance Awards in Perth on 21 November, including starring performances in Onegin by dancers in the West Australian Ballet.

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SSO wins new Australia-China award

SSO wins new Australia-China award

At a dinner hosted for the Chinese President by Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 17 November, the SSO was named the winner in the arts category of the inaugural Australia-China Achievement Awards.

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Cinderella picks up two awards

Cinderella picks up two awards

The Australian Dance Awards were announced last night at the Sydney Opera House—and Cinderella by The Australian Ballet was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Company.

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Screen/playwrights celebrated at AWGIES

Screen/playwrights celebrated at AWGIES

Katherine Thomson and Sue Smith, two Australian writers who have captured seminal moments of Australian history and drama in their work, were awarded Australian Writers’ Foundation Fellowships at the annual AWGIE Awards on 5 September.

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Musica Viva makes Global Top 10

Musica Viva makes Global Top 10

Musica Viva In Schools' interactive whiteboard and digital learning resources were included in The Guardian's list of ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture.

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​Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship

​Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship

Angela Betzien was announced last Friday 23 May as the latest recipient of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Patrick White Playwrights’ Fellowship. Now in its fourth year, the Fellowship is a position for an established playwright whose work has been produced professionally in Australia within the last four years.

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5 winners for three Sidney Myer awards

5 winners for three Sidney Myer awards

The Sidney Myer Performing Arts awards were announced last night (20 March 2014). With five winners for three awards, judges clearly found the decisions difficult.

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Queensland Theatre Co waltzes out with Matildas

Queensland Theatre Co waltzes out with Matildas

Queensland Theatre Company celebrated at the Queensland Matilda awards held last Monday night (10 March) with 10 out of a possible 17 Matildas going to artists for work produced with Queensland Theatre Company including best new play 1001 Night.

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ACO and Upshaw strut their Grammy stuff

ACO and Upshaw strut their Grammy stuff

Janet

​The Australian Chamber Orchestra and Dawn Upshaw opened in Canberra on Friday with their Grammy award-winning work, Winter Morning Walks.

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Great results at Sydney Theatre Awards

Great results at Sydney Theatre Awards

Janet

AMPAG congratulates all companies and individuals for their terrific achievements during 2013, celebrated on 20 January at the 2013 Sydney Theatre Awards.

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Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced

Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced

'There’s a real spirit of adventure in Sydney theatre right now and a sense that a recent period of renewal and generational change has paid off.'-Sydney Theatre Awards judge and arts critic Jason Blake (Sydney Morning Herald). "Sydney’s theatregoers are the real winners here.”

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Awards recognise Nugent and Circus Oz

Awards recognise Nugent and Circus Oz

Janet

Creative Partnerships Australia announced its national awards this week, which recognise Australia’s most successful and innovative relationships between the arts, business and donors.

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Award Winners

Award Winners

​Australia's major performing arts companies were recognised in 24 of the 42 Helpmann Awards in 2012. The awards, run by Live Performance Australia, celebrate and promote Australia's live performance industry.

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Circus Oz wins 2013 Governor of Victoria Export Award

Circus Oz wins 2013 Governor of Victoria Export Award

This week Circus Oz received the 2013 Governor of Victoria Export Award – Creative Industries, presented at Government House Victoria by the Governor, the Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC and the Honourable Louise Asher MP.

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Enabling, energising NEON Festival wins

Enabling, energising NEON Festival wins

Melbourne Theatre Company's NEON Festival of Independent Theatre has been named Best of Australian Arts 2013 in the theatre category awarded by The Monthly – Australia’s leading national magazine about politics, society and culture.

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ASO and ACO win music awards

ASO and ACO win music awards

At the recent Art Music Awards, Brett Dean took out the Orchestral Work of the Year for Fire Music, performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. The ASO also won the state award for Excellence in Music Education.

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Dance awards recognise excellence and dedication

Dance awards recognise excellence and dedication

In an extraordinary achievement, Sydney Dance Company scooped up three awards at the Australian Dance Awards winners presented in Canberra last night for its 2012 production of 2 One Another.

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Oz arts in Asia celebrated at inaugural awards

Oz arts in Asia celebrated at inaugural awards

At the inaugural Australian Arts in Asia awards last night many inspirational forays into the Asian market were celebrated by artists and organisations across the spectrum, including two majors, Bangarra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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STC and Opera Australia dominate Helpmann awards

STC and Opera Australia dominate Helpmann awards

The Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Secret River dominated the artistic awards at last night Helpmann’s, taking out six gongs— Best Play, Best Direction (Neil Armfield), Best Music Direction and Best Original Score (Iain Grandage), Best Supporting Male Actor (Colin Moody) and Best New Australian Work (Andrew Bovell for his adaption of Kate Grenville’s novel).

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QTC wins Reconciliation Award

QTC wins Reconciliation Award

Queensland Theatre Company has taken out the Community Award at the 2013 Queensland Reconciliation Awards in a ceremony held last night.

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