Deborah Cheetham Fraillon is the 2023 recipient of the Making a Feminist Difference in Arts award. Deborah has been a long-time feminist activist. During her very successful classical musical career, she has championed the cause of women, in particular Indigenous women.
Bree van Reyk is the recipient of the 2023 Making a Feminist Difference in Arts award. She is a percussionist, composer, sound artist, educator, and activist who passionately advocates for gender equity and social justice through extraordinary artistic projects that mobilise communities and inspire change.
Rosie Herberte’s adult life, both in paid and unpaid work has been dedicated to improving women’s place and how they are seen in the world.
Sue Edmonds is a feminist singer, musician, songwriter, entertainer and social activist whose involvement in the arts speaks to and about Australian women.
Awardee, Claire Couson is a filmmaker, and in 2019 she founded the Radical Womyn Film Festival, which is a yearly film festival focusing on short films made by women.
Awardee, Clair Jackson has a strong commitment to build safe spaces for women and girls to develop and grow.
Awardee, Jo-Anne Cahill has used her decades-long diverse experience in theatre to raise the status of women through the Older Women’s Network Theatre Group.
Awardee, Rosell Flatley is a founder of New Moon Collective 2018, a community art and engagement collective program at Thirning Villa, Ashfield.
Awardees, The Loveys is a band of four women who individually and collectively, have served and continue to serve the community with their charity work as well as in their present or former employment.