Congratulations to Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA resident artist, Ian Michael for winning the 2019 CHASS (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) Australia Prize for a Future Leader in Melbourne on 30 October.
Congratulations to STC’s Connected program with ‘Best Project’ at the STARTTS Humanitarian Awards. The awards acknowledge individuals and organisations making an exceptional positive contribution towards refugee issues in NSW.
Playwright Kate Mulvany’s epic and acclaimed stage adaptation of the Australian classic The Harp in the South has won the David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre, the Stage Category and the highest honour of the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, the 2019 Major Award.
Belvoir was the biggest winner, achieving 13 wins across several productions, with diversity emerging as a powerful theme. Key categories went to Counting and Cracking, a Sri Lankan immigrant family saga (featuring a multicultural cast performing in six different languages), and Barbara and the Camp Dogs, a high-octane musical.
As always, we offer our congratulations to everyone on the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and we take delight in singling out and celebrating a few of our own for their outstanding contribution to the arts.
Congratulations to Black Swan State Theatre Company's founding artistic director Andrew Ross and Black Swan actor and resident artist Ian Michael and West Australian Symphony Orchestra's Mark Coughlan (Chief Executive) for making the finals in 2019 Western Australian of the Year.
Congratulations to all the nominees in the 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards. The achievements of the WA local art sector will be celebrated on the 29 April at the 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards ceremony.
Contemporary works by leading and emerging Australian writers have been shortlisted for the 2019 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Thirty judges considered almost 600 entries across 10 prize categories, with the winners to be announced on the eve of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Renowned Australian director Elijah Moshinsky, one of the greats in opera and theatre, with an international career spanning more than 30 years, has been announced as a recipient of the Opera Australia Trophy, first presented to Dame Joan Sutherland in 1990.
Mountain, Australian Chamber Orchestra's cinematic collaboration with director Jennifer Peedom, was the recipient of three awards at the 2018 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.
Sir Andrew Davis’ recording of Sir Edward Elgar’s Falstaff with the BBC Philharmonic and Roderick Williams (released November 2017 on Chandos Records) has won the Diapason d’Or de l’Année (Musique Symphonique).
Screen and stage writers, industry representatives and special guests gathered to celebrate the 51st year of the Australian Writers’ Guild’s AWGIE Awards, where over 25 Australian writers were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the Australian arts.
The recipients of the 2018 Art Music Awards have been revealed across 11 national and six state/territory categories. A gala event honouring Australia’s finest art music composers from the genres of contemporary classical music, jazz, experimental music and sound art, was held at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom on Tuesday evening.
In a packed Concert Hall at Sydney’s Opera House accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of celebrated conductor Dr. Nicholas Milton AM three incredibly talented young finalists competed to win the coveted ABC Young Performer Award.
From over 90 entries for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award 2018-19 (QDPA), and the trio of finalists revealed earlier this year, Brisbane writer David Megarrity has won with his tender and lyrical family-oriented play, The Holidays.
The ensemble took out the Grand Prize and First Prize in the Piano Trio division of the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (MICMC) this evening at Melbourne Recital Centre after a week of thrilling performances. First Prize in the String Quartet division went to the Goldmund Quartett from Germany.
Towering talent and unflagging passion and commitment have been celebrated with the award of the Australian International Opera Awards (AIOA) — Australia’s most prestigious vocal scholarship — and the Commander of the Order of the Star of Italy — one of the highest civilian awards in Italy.
Playwright Leah Purcell has capped off an incredible year of recognition for her play The Drover’s Wife, taking home the top two writing honours at the Australian Writers’ Guild’s 50th Annual AWGIE Awards in Sydney on 25th August.
The 2017 Orchestral Work Of The Year award went to Lyle Chan for Serenade for Tenor, Saxophone and Orchestra (“My Dear Benjamin”) at the Art Music Awards night head at the City Recital Centre, Sydney on 22nd August.
Gamilaroi woman Megan Wilding was announced as the winner of The Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award 2017. The award was presented by Hamish Balnaves, General Manager of The Balnaves Foundation.
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.
The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards announced Leah Purcell's The Drover’s Wife (Currency Press and Belvoir in association with Oombarra Productions) has been awarded Book of the Year and the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a slick production that gave each winner just 30 seconds to share the love and thank their mums, the Helpmann awards celebrated Australia’s performing arts at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney last night.
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.
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.
'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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).