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Money wins First Nations Arts Award

Wiradjuri poet and artist Jazz Money has won a 2022 Dreaming Award for a young and emerging artist, presented as part of the Australia Council’s First Nations Arts Awards.

Money’s debut poetry collection how to make a basket (UQP) was released last year. Her practice is centred around the written word while producing works that encompass installation, digital, film and print, and her writing has been widely performed and published nationally and internationally. Trained as a filmmaker and arts worker, Money specialises in storytelling, community collaboration and digital production, working with First Nations artists and communities to realise digital projects.

One of three categories presented in the annual First Nations Arts Awards, Dreaming Awards were presented to Money and musical theatre actor Brittanie Shipway. Artistic director of Bangarra dance company Stephen Page and visual artist Destiny Deacon received Red Ochre Awards for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement, while singer/songwriter Emma Donovan is the recipient of the 2022 First Nations Arts and Culture Fellowship.

Australia Council executive director First Nations arts and culture Franchesca Cubillo said: ‘The First Nations Arts Awards celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of First Nations artists. The 2022 recipients traverse a range of artforms and experience—from music to theatre, dance, visual arts, and poetry. The common thread between them is they are all storytellers, and the stories they share are key to Australian cultural life and national identity.’

The First Nations Arts Awards are held each year on May 27, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week. The awards were presented during a special event streamed online and broadcast by NITV. For more information, see the Australia Council website.


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