Emily Crockford, Gaelle Mellis and Abbie Madden have been named recipients of the 2020 National Arts and Disability Awards, presented by the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Access Australia.
On the International Day of People with Disability, the national awards recognised artists who have made an outstanding contribution to the artistic and cultural life of the nation.
Emily Crockford receives the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Emerging Artist, capping off an extraordinary year of achievement that includes being a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize. Emily is an artist with Studio A and her large-scale public artworks can be seen across Sydney.
Two South Australian-based recipients also received awards:
Gaelle Mellis receives the 2020 Australia Council National Arts and Disability Award for an Established Artist, recognising heroutstanding and sustained contribution to arts and culture for more than 30 years. Her extensive career spans theatre, dance, circus, opera, disability arts, visual arts, installation,digital engagement and more.
Abbie Madden, recipient of the 2020 Access Australia’s National Leadership Award is recognised for her leadership as a dancer, performer and choreographer, and founder andartistic director of Blindful, an inclusive dance and circus company…
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