Arts sector luminaries in Australia Day Honours 2024

A number of prominent figures in the arts sector have been recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours List.
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This year’s Australia Day Honours list has recognised a number of figures in the arts and creative sectors, with the visual arts particularly well represented.

Honourees ranged from high-profile practitioners like Lindy Lee, Bill Henson and Richard Mills (all of whom can now add AO after their names) to sector leaders, arts workers and long-time industry stalwarts such as comedy promoter Mary Tobin (OAM), film producer Margaret Fink (AO), TheatreiNQ Artistic Director Terri Rae Brabon (OAM), CEO/Artistic Director of Adelaide Fringe, Heather Ann Croall (AM) and CEO of The Events Centre, Bronwyn Edinger (AM), whose experience encompasses leadership roles at Black Swan, Bell Shakespeare and Perth Theatre Company, of which she was also joint founder.

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Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.