Meet Autumn Skuthorpe, the recipient of the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development.
Autumn Skuthorpe is an experienced performer, artist, arts worker and administrator driven by community arts engagement and development.
Her work spans music, film, cultural events, zines, youth arts leadership and mentoring, visual arts and performance.
Since the age of 12, Autumn Skuthorpe has lived in the Central Queensland city of Mackay with her family. Her regional base informs her approach to art making with community in a range of settings and contexts.
The Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Community Arts and Cultural Development recognises a young artist or arts worker demonstrating outstanding leadership in community arts and cultural development (CACD). The award was established in honour of Kirk Robson who tragically died in a car crash in 2005. Kirk received the Council’s Young and Emerging Artists Initiative and was the Artistic Director of The Torch Project. The Award acknowledges the achievements of an artist or art worker 30 years of age or under (at the time of nomination) who demonstrates outstanding leadership within the CACD sector.
Visit our website to learn more about Autumn Skuthorpe: australiacouncil.gov.au/news/events/australia-council-awards/