Mar 24, 2015

B I G  congratulations to Will Stubbs - our esteem Art Centre Coordinator, colleague and friend who was the recipient of the Arts Advocate Award from the Australian Council.  He has just returned today from a triumphant week in Sydney with his family after managing to miss the cyclone and the building of his pond in the courtyard!

Here in his new pond are some of the art centre crew Wanapa, Wukun, Nyapanyapa, Joseph, me, Philip and Mitta with the worlds smallest congratulations sign....

Will is a passionate advocate for the Yolngu and the recognition of his ongoing contribution is well-deserved. For some more information you can have a read about the award here, and here, and here
From the Australia Council website -

' The Australia Council Awards acknowledge the significant achievements and contribution an artist has made to the vibrancy of Australian arts.
Bringing individual art form awards together for the first time, the inaugural 2015 Australia Council Awards combine long-standing lifetime and significant achievement awards in music, literature, community partnerships and visual arts, with new awards in theatre, dance, and emerging and experimental arts.'
He also did an amazing acceptance speech in which he praised Kade as being the BEST art centre coordinator ever - which has been making me and his family feel very proud all week. 
You can read his speech here 

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