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2018 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows

Sarah Blasko

Sarah is one of Australia’s most original voices. She writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics honest and direct. Blasko has reached rarefied status in Australia, from the now-classic debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to the stunning just-released Depth Of Field (2018)

Merindah Donnelly

Merindah is a Koori woman based in Brisbane. She has worked in market development for a decade, specialising in sector transformation. During this time, she has collaboratively developed research, design and strategy to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and companies to cultivate new markets nationally and internationally.

Nicola Gunn

Nicola is an award-winning performer, writer, director, producer and dramaturg, responsible for realising her own projects from conception to presentation. She borrows from theatrical, choreographic, literary, comedic and visual art languages to create a mode of performance that plays with form and pursues a narrative.

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan is a Sydney-based artist and a member of the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi nations of south-east Australia. Jones works across a range of mediums to create site-specific installations and public artworks that explore Aboriginal practices, relationships and ideas.

Anna Krien

Anna is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests and Quarterly Essay 45 Us and Them: On the Importance of Animals and Quarterly Essay 67 The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock.

James Mangohig

Of Filipino and Dutch heritage James is an ARIA nominated music producer based on Larrakia land in Darwin, Northern Territory. A large part of his recent work has been with Indigenous label Skinnyfish Music working with Dr G Yunupingu, B2M, The Lonely Boys, Manuel Dhurrkay (Saltwater Band) & numerous others.

S.J. Norman

S.J (Sarah-Jane) is an inter-disciplinary artist and writer, whose unique breadth of practice incorporates live performance, installation, film and video, sculpture and object based work, sound, prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry and extended textual practice.

Nick Power

Nick is a Sydney based B*boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop to create contemporary performances.  His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities in the desert to the stages of the most prestigious contemporary dance festivals in Europe.

2018 Selection Panel: Andrew Myer AM (Chair), Kate Fell, Jeff Kahn, Sean Pardy, Elizabeth Walsh, and Clare Watson.

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