2016 Australia Council Award Winners Announced

1 March 2016 | 5:38 pm | Staff Writer

Eight outstanding Australians.

The Australia Council Awards have chosen the eight pioneering artists whose diverse work will be celebrated this year.

The prestigious national awards, recognise long-term and outstanding achievements in music, literature, community arts and cultural development, visual arts, theatre, dance, and emerging and experimental arts.

See the full list of winners below. 

David Malouf AO - Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature

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Brett Dean - Don Banks Music Award

Richard Bell - Australia Council Visual Arts Award

Kelli McCluskey - Australia Council Emerging & Experimental Arts Award

Lucy Guerin - Australia Council Dance Award

Yaron Lifschitz - Australia Council Theatre Awar

Lily Shearer - Ros Bower Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development)

Nathan Stoneham - Kirk Robson Award (Community Arts and Cultural Development)