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Author wins $30,000 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship

Author Cathy Craigie has been awarded the $30,000 NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellowship for 2016.

Craigie will use the fellowship to research the northern NSW story of the Seven Sisters, in collaboration with the local Gamilaroi community. She will also travel to New Zealand and New Mexico to work with First Nations writers on ‘similar stories from their local contexts’.

Arts NSW executive director Michael Bealey said the fellowship will allow Craigie to create a ‘significant manuscript on the Seven Sisters story within a broader First Nations context while developing her practice through local and international artistic and cultural exchanges’.

Craigie is the author of children’s stories, plays and essays. She has more than 30 years’ experience as an arts leader and administrator and is the founding director of Koori Radio and the First Nation Australia Writers Network.

The annual fellowship is open to NSW Aboriginal arts practitioners at any stage in their career. For more information, click here.


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