Celebrating creativity and culture at the 2021 Australia Council Awards

Written by: Media release, Australia Council.
Musician William Barton, author Arnold Zable and visual artist Vivienne Binns OAM are among the eight recipients of the 2021 Australia Council Awards.
The peer-nominated awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions in music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre and dance.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts the Hon Paul Fletcher MP congratulated the recipients.
“Cultural and creative expression add to the richness and diversity of our national life, something which has been reinforced through the COVID-19 pandemic as Australians have turned to arts and culture for inspiration, connection and well-being,” Mr Fletcher said.
“The Australia Council Awards are a fitting recognition of the distinguished contribution the recipients have made to cultural, economic and social well-being through their art forms and practice,” Mr Fletcher said.
The recipients of the 2021 Australia Council Awards are:
William Barton (NSW) – Australia Council Don Banks Music Award Arnold Zable (VIC), who is featured in our Artist Profile – Australia Council Lifetime Achievement in Literature Sue Healey (NSW) – Australia Council Award for Dance Vivienne Binns OAM (ACT) – Australia Council Award for Visual Arts Cat Jones (NSW) – Australia Council Award for Emerging and Experimental Arts Mama Alto (VIC) – Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development Marianne Wobcke (QLD) – Australia Council Ros Bower Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development Chelsea McGuffin (QLD) – Australia Council Award for Theatre.
More information on the award recipients is also available on the Australia Council website https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/events/australia-council-awards/.