Australian Women in Music Awards Finalists Announced

Ngaiire, Mojo Juju, Christine Anu, Claire Edwardes and Alice Skye top the list of notable possible awardees for the yearly ceremony that recognizes female artists from a diverse range of Australian life.

With three new categories for Excellence in Classical Music, Music Journalism, and Image Making, the AWMAs will further acknowledge the work of producers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, songwriters, industry leaders, artist managers and more across a total of fifteen awards.

 

 

A special AWMA Honour Roll award will also be presented during the ceremony.

 

“As well as the opportunity to celebrate tremendous talent, AWMA provides a platform for artists and music practitioners including those in regional and remote areas, to come together, to learn and empower one another. We received almost double the nominations this year, from every state and across all areas of diversity, reflecting the urgent need for change in the Australian music industry,” said AWMA Founding Director and Executive Producer, Vicki Gordon.

 

The Brisbane based event will also feature performances from Renee Geyer, Katie Noonan, Clare Bowditch, award nominee NGAIIRE and more, as well as a two-day forum with panel discussions that focus on a number of prevalent issues and a keynote address from broadcaster/musician Eddie Ayres.

 

The full list of Australian Women In Music Award finalists below:

 

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD

Christine Anu
Nai Palm
NGAIIRE

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD

Claire Edwardes
Elaine Chia
Katie Noonan

DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD

Christine Anu
Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves)
NGAIIRE

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Alice Skye
Ella Fence
Lisa Caruso

EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

Caroline Almonte
Claire Edwardes
Sarah-Grace Williams

EXCELLENCE IN IMAGE MAKING AWARD

Chloe Jean
Melaine Knight
Ntombi Moyo

FILMMAKER AWARD

Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran
Tashi Hall

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Alison Hams
Dami Im
Lindy Morrison, OAM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Joy McKean, OAM
Marcia Hines, AM
Vika and Linda Bull

LIVE PRODUCTION AWARD

Jenny Moon 
Kait Hall
Laurie May

MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD

Ange McCormack
Jane Gazzo
Jules LeFevre

MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD

Elise Reitze-Swensen
Lynette Irwin
Sue Telfer 

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD

Jessica Vaini
Kerrie Geier
Tashi Hall

SONGWRITER AWARD

Mojo Juju
NGAIIRE
Thelma Plum

STUDIO PRODUCTION AWARD

Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels)
Kathy Naunton
Virginia Read

 

More information is available at the Women in Music Awards website.

 

 

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