Awards, Fellowships & Community Contributions

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & FELLOWSHIPS

2020 – 2022

ARC Discovery Project: Staging Australian Women’s Lives: Theatre, Feminism and Socially Engaged Art. Led by Professor Stacy Holman-Jones (Monash University)

 

2015
Artist-in-Residence embOLDen, Roslyn Smorgon Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre

 

 

2013
Solo Residency – Victoria University

 

2004
Australia Council Residency, Nancy Keesing Studio, Cité International des Arts, Paris

 

 

2001
ANPC/New Dramatists Residency, New York

 

 

1996
Recipient of Australia Council Fellowship: Category A, Literature Board  

 

 

 

AWGIE AWARDS

2000

Winner, AWGIE Award, Blueback

1994
Winner, AWGIE, Award Major Award/Stage Award, The Keys to the Animal Room

1990

Winner, AWGIE Award, Spitting Chips

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS

Co-founder and Creative Director (retired), The Groundswell Project, 2010- 2019

Curator of Art and Public Programs, 6th International Conference on Public Health and Palliative Care – 2019

AWARDS 

2018

Citation: The Adrian Miles Award for Innovation, presented by the Dean of the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University

 

2017
Runner-Up, Best Presentation: Australian Association of Gerontology – Early Career Cutting Edge Research, Victorian Division

 

 

 

2016
Finalist, VicHealth Awards: Building Health Through Art Category, for embolden: Creatively Ageing at Footscray Community Arts Centre

 

 

2010
Winner, Excellence in the Arts in Palliative Care, awarded to The GroundSwell Project at Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Second International Arts and Health Conference, Melbourne, for intergenerational arts-and-health project: Rain-dancing For Beginners

 

2003
Australian Government Centenary Medal for Services to Society – Literature 

 

 

2001
Winner, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Play, Salt

 

 

2000
Winner, ANPC/New Dramatists’ Award for Best Play, Salt