How did the arts fare in 2018 Queen’s Honours list?

From artists to museum directors, screen producers, publishers and arts patrons – we take a look at who was honoured this year.

Each year on the Queen’s Birthday, Australians are honoured for their services to the community. We take a look at this year’s list to see how the arts fared in the public perception.

Receiving the highest award in the Queen’s Honour List – the Companion (AC) in the General Division is:

Emeritus Professor Virginia Margaret SPATE (NSW): For eminent service to higher education, particularly to art history and theory and to the advanced study of the contemporary arts, as an academic, author and curator, and as a role model for young art historians.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina