Actor, voice-over artist, television presenter, writer, director and producer Kylie Bracknell and composer and broadcaster Andrew Ford and are among the winners in the 2020 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards. While there are traditionally three awards, the 2020 awards have been given to eight winners, who each receive $25,000. Alongside Bracknell and Ford are Queensland’s Metro Arts, dance-theatre artist Sally Chance, Tasmania’s Echo Ensemble, audio-visual artist Robin Fox, theatre maker Sean Pardy, and The Street Theatre from the ACT.

Kylie Bracknell Kylie Bracknell. Photo courtesy of the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

“The pandemic has been devastating for artists and everyone working in arts and culture in Australia,” said Andrew Myer AM, Chairman, Sidney Myer Fund. “In light of that, the Sidney Myer Fund acted decisively to rethink how we present the Awards. Instead of awarding the usual three annual prizes – the Group Award, the Individual Award and the Facilitator’s Prize – we elected to support eight prizes of $25,000 across the whole country, to celebrate the winners’ achievements and to recognise the role they play in affirming...