Arts & Humanities

2014 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows

Vernon Ah Kee

Vernon was born in Innisfail, North Queensland, and is of the Kuku Yalandji and Gug Yimithirr peoples. He holds a doctorate in Visual Art (Fine Art) from the Queensland College of Art, Brisbane and represented Australia at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Clare Britton

Since 2003 Clare has developed work as Co-Artistic Director and founder of acclaimed performance collective My Darling Patricia.

Amy Gebhardt

Amy has written and directed many short films, winning various awards including Best Direction at the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival for Look Sharp.

Antony Hamilton

Antony is a choreographer based in Melbourne. His award winning pieces involve a sophisticated melding of movement, sound and visual design.

Chloe Hooper

Chloe was awarded a Walkley Award. for her The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island which was published in 2008. In 2012, Chloe’s second novel, The Engagement was published in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. Since then she has continued to write non-fiction, in particular for The Monthly, The Good Weekend and the UK Guardian.

Anthony Pateras

Anthony is an Australian composer, pianist and electro-acoustic musician.

 

 

Emily Sexton

Emily is a curator, producer and festival director. Across her work is a passion for the great political and social potential of the meeting between outstanding art and curious minds, and her curatorial interests lie in contemporary art that’s provocative, challenging and relevant.

Jeff Sparrow

Until recently, Jeff was the editor of Overland literary journal. His books include Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within (both with sister Jill), Communism: A Love Story, Killing: Misadventures in Violence, Money Shot: A Journey into Porn and Censorship and Left Turn (co-edited with Antony Loewenstein).

The 2014 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship selection panel comprised

Andy Myer (Chair and representing the Sidney Myer Fund Trustees)
Fran Clark
Fenella Kernebone
Angharad Wynne-Jones
Rosemary Miller
Stephen Armstrong
Gideon Obarzanek and
Iain Grandage.

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