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1985-1989 recipients

Category Recipient
1989
Painting Pollyxenia Joannou          
Sculpture Bronwyn Oliver
1987
Acting Brandon Burke
Poetry Conal Fitzpatrick
Prose Timothy Winton
1986
Ballet Stanton Welch
Painting Wendy Sharpe
1985
Instrumental Music           Christopher Wrench
Singing Roxanne Hislop
Ballet Rebecca Gregg

Timothy Winton

1987 Prose Recipient


Tim Winton Tim Winton is the most widely recognised Australian writer of his generation. He has published twenty-one books for adults and children, and his work has been translated into twenty-five languages. Since his first novel, An Open Swimmer, won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981, he has won the Miles Franklin Award four times (for Shallows, Cloudstreet, Dirt Music and Breath) and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for The Riders and Dirt Music). In 1998 he was declared a Living Treasure by Australia’s National Trust. His novel Cloudstreet has become an Australian classic and was recently made into a mini-series. He is the patron of the Australian Marine Conservation Society. He lives in Western Australia.

Wendy Sharpe 

1986 Painting Recipient

Wendy Sharpe is a famous Australian artist currently based in Sydney. She is known for her representational painting style. Her awards include the Archibald Prize (self portrait), the Sulman Priza and the Portia Geach Memorial Award. She is also known as the official Australian War Artist in East Timor in 1999. Her paintings are hung in many galleries, including the Australian National Gallery, the Gallery of NSW and The Falls Gallery.

www.wendysharpe.com