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Art Music Awards: Luminary Award - State/Territory Award

Previously awarded under the category "State Awards".

Read about the changes to the 2020 Art Music Awards categories.


Recipients of this award

Year Placing Awarded to Awarded for
2020 Winner: Australian Capital Territory Canberra International Music Festival for their record-breaking 2019 event and ongoing reputation for high quality and innovative programming
2020 Winner: New South Wales Joanna Drimatis for sustained contribution to the performance, programming and advocacy of Australian works, and string music education
2020 Winner: South Australia Ross McHenry for trailblazing global pathways through artistic practice for South Australian musicians
2020 Winner: Western Australia Louise Devenish for her ongoing advocacy, commissioning and performance of new percussion music in Western Australia
2020 Winner: Victoria Making Waves for breaking down perceived state barriers and connecting a new generation of Australian musicians
2020 Winner: Tasmania Michael Kieran Harvey for supporting the Tasmanian new music community through teaching, performance and recording
2020 Winner: Queensland Katie Noonan 'The Glad Tomorrow' and furthering the future of Queensland musicians
2020 Winner: Northern Territory David Wilfred & Daniel Wilfred for cultural leadership and sustained creative contributions in Australia and beyond
2021 Winner: Victoria Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Supporting the classical music industry during the COVID-19 crisis
2021 Winner: Queensland Alex Raineri Commitment to the creation and performance of Australian comtemporary music in the Brisbane Music Festival
2021 Winner: South Australia Anne Cawrse Sustained contribution to the new music culture of Adelaide through composition and education
2021 Winner: Tasmania Stephanie Eslake Founding editor of Cut Common, providing a voice to emerging composers and performers
2021 Winner: New South Wales Ensemble Offspring Consistently high quality performances, breadth of repertoire, and commitment to collaboration for 25 years
2022 Winner: New South Wales Claire Edwardes 2021 activities
2022 Winner: Australian Capital Territory Canberra Symphony Orchestra Australian Series
2022 Winner: Northern Territory Claire Kilgariff Artistic direction of Arafura Music Collective
2022 Winner: Queensland Kieran Welch Sustained contribution to the creative music culture of Brisbane as a performer and artistic director of Dots+Loops
2022 Winner: South Australia Mark Simeon Ferguson Sustained contribution to the fields of education, jazz performance, and composition
2022 Winner: Tasmania Simon Reade Conducting
2022 Winner: Western Australia Mace Francis Work as artistic director, composer and band leader
2022 Winner: Victoria Andrea Keller Projects, recordings, and mentorship activities
2023 Winner: Australian Capital Territory AJ America Leadership in the ACT
2023 Winner: New South Wales Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA) Leadership through performance, artist development and education programs in Australian jazz
2023 Winner: Queensland Made Now Music MADE NOW MUSIC label and concert series
2023 Winner: South Australia Creative Original Music Adelaide COMA programs
2023 Winner: Tasmania Julius Schwing Multiple album releases through his label Isthmus Music, touring and career development, and cultivating and fostering the Tasmanian improvised/experimental music scene
2023 Winner: Victoria Miranda Hill Homophonic!
2023 Winner: Western Australia Tone List Audible Edge Festival of Sound