Eric Avery. Photo courtesy of Limelight Magazine

‘’I am delighted to make this year’s announcement and extend my congratulations to these wonderful artists. It’s been a testing time for so many of us, and our arts community has suffered significantly with so many performances, exhibitions and theatres closed. It is my hope that this support will make a meaningful difference to support those that help us make sense of this world.’’

– Andrew Myer Chair, National Peer Review Panel for the 2021 Fellows.

The Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships for 2021 have been awarded to nine Australian artists working in dance, performance, visual arts, writing, theatre and music who will each receive a tax-free grant of $160,000 over a two-year period.

They are: Alison Murphy-Oates (NSW), cultural leadership; Ellen van Neerven (QLD), literature; Eric Avery (NSW), music/dance; Hoda Afshar (VIC), photography; Jo Lloyd (VIC), dance, Joel Ma (VIC), music, multi-artform; Latai Taumoepeau (NSW), performance art; Michele Lee (VIC), theatre writing; and Tjungkara Ken (SA), painting.

Read the full statement through Limelight Magazine HERE