Winners announced for the British Council’s 2012 Realise Your Dream awards –
Australia’s creative leaders turned out in force to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Realise Your Dream awards – British Council Australia’s landmark programme, promoting mutuality between the UK and Australian creative communities.
This year, three lucky winners will each receive a return trip to the UK (plus $10,000 spending money), in which they will meet and work alongside their creative heroes, as well as experience all of the history and cultural vibrancy of the United Kingdom.
The announcement was made during a gala award ceremony on Wednesday 22 August, held at Sydney’s newly refurbished Musuem of Contemporary Art and presided over by media personality Fenella Kernebone. The event – which doubled as a 10-year birthday party for the award – featured tunes from triple j DJ Zan Rowe, and was attended by such familiar faces as So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Nacho Pop and fashion designer Luke Sales of Romance Was Born.
So, without more ado, the 2012 Realise Your Dream winners are:
- Jolie Hertzberg (festival director and artistic producer, QLD)
- Emma Swift (radio announcer and producer, NSW)
- Kate Just (visual artist, VIC)
Photographs and video documentation of the night are available on request. All winners and finalists are available for interviews.
Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge, triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.