Yet again, the arts barely make the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Who made the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2022? We take a look at this year's accolades.
Australian Queens Honours Day medals

The Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List recognises 992 Australians (198 fewer than last year). Within that, there were 669 people acknowledged in the General Division (aka your OAM, AO, AC etc), with the balance awarded to Military and as Meritorious awards.

Of those 669 (by our count), 61 are from within the arts and culture sector (or 9%), most are patrons who have keenly supported the sector, or community arts workers. That is a drop from 77 last year.

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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