• arts & culture

15 March 2017

Victoria's Madeleine Flynn, Susan Cohn and Rosemary Myers have been recognised in the prestigious Australia Council Awards.

Announced last week, the 2017 awards honour eight remarkable artists who have made significant contributions to the cultural and artistic fabric of the nation.

Over $185,000 in prize money has been distributed across the eight Australia Council Award categories including music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre and dance.

Three Victoria artists made the list.

Madeleine Flynn took the Australia Council Emerging & Experimental Arts Award for her work creating 'unexpected situations for listening', driven by a curiosity and questioning about listening in human culture. Flynn has presented work in South Korea, Hong Kong, Britain, Germany and Scotland, as well as here in Melbourne.

Susan Cohn won Australia Council Visual Arts Award for her jewellery-based practice, incorporating a variety of media for installation including photography and video. In her career, Cohn has worked as a designer for Alessi, as a curator for the Design Museum, London and as editor/writer for Rizzoli International Publications, New York. She is currently the artist trustee at the National Gallery of Victoria..

Rosemary Myers won the Australia Council Theatre Award, recognising her long and prestigious career in theatre-making. Now based in South Australia as the Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre, Rosemary was previously Artistic Director of Victoria's Arena Theatre Company and has worked with organisations including Back to Back Theatre Company and the Victorian College of the Arts. Myers was also Creative Director for the Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Visit the Australia Council for the Arts for a full list of award recipients