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Media Release

THE HON PETER McGAURAN MP

Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation

Deputy Leader of the House

 

Dance and Music Funds members

Ms Sue Healey and Ms Angharad Wynne-Jones have been appointed to the Australia Council's Dance Fund, and Dr Tony Gould to the Music Fund.

Each appointment is for a three year term. Ms Healey and Ms Wynne-Jones succeed Ms Sue-ellen Kohler and Ms Helen Herbertson on the Dance Fund, while Dr Gould succeeds Dr Sylvan Elhay.

'I'm very pleased that Ms Healey, Ms Wynne-Jones and Dr Gould have agreed to join these important Australia Council Funds,' Minister for the Arts, Peter McGauran said.

'I would also like to extend my appreciation to the departing members for their dedication and work to the Funds.

'The new members are exceptionally well qualified for these positions, and their distinction in their particular artforms will be of inestimable value to the work of the Funds,' he said

Sue Healey has been a professional dancer and choreographer for 13 years and was a founding member of Danceworks. She was the artistic director of Vis-a-Vis Dance in Canberra from 1993 to 1995 and is a recent recipient of an Australia Council Dance Fund Fellowship.

Angharad Wynne-Jones trained in dance at the Dartington College of the Arts in the UK, and is currently Executive Producer of Chunky Move. From 1994 to 1997 she was the Director of the Performance Space.

Tony Gould is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts. A highly regarded jazz musician, he has toured nationally and internationally as an accompanist, associate artist or member of a variety of jazz ensembles. He has been music critic for both the Melbourne Sun and The Australian newspapers .

The Dance Fund contributes to the diversity and originality of Australian performing arts by supporting the creation and presentation of the highest quality dance and movement practice.

The Music Fund supports the highest quality work across the broad range of Australian music practice. It encourages applications which reflect the creativity and cultural diversity of Australian music and contribute to a dynamic Australian music culture, and work of artistic excellence which explores new processes, forms, interpretations or audiences.

Media contact: 

Jane Henschke 02 6277 7350 

Website: www.dcita.gov.au/mcgauran

23 February 1999

 

 

 

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