Macindoe receives Fellowship

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Alisdair Mcindoe; photo Sam Roberts.
Alisdair Macindoe; photo Sam Roberts.

Dancer, sound designer and choreographer Alisdair Macindoe is one of nine gifted Australians to have received a 2019 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship. He receives an unrestricted and tax-free grant of $160,000 over a two-year period.

Macindoe, based in Victoria, has worked world-wide, earning critical acclaim and receiving local and international awards including five Greenrooms, a Helpmann, and a New York Bessie.

Notable collaborations include his work as a dancer for Lucy Guerin, Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton, Stephanie Lake and Dancenorth, and his work as a sound designer for Chunky Move, Antony Hamilton, STOMPIN and Dancenorth. His choreographic work includes commissions for Dancenorth, Lucy Guerin Inc, Next Wave, Performance Space, and STOMPIN.

In 2018 he presented a major commission/exhibition NONCOMPETE at the Substation exploring electronics, creative coding and physical computing. As a multidisciplinary artist, whose work spans performance and technology, the intersection of humans and technology in both dance and music is one of his reoccurring interests.

Established in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships have to date awarded over $12 million directly to 82 mid-career artists. This uniquely places the Fellows and their artistic endeavours at the centre of the Fellowships.

To be nominated for a Fellowship, artists and thought leaders must be within seven and 15 years into their creative practice and meet two criteria: outstanding talent and exceptional professional courage. They are open to artists and arts managers across the entire spectrum of the visual, performing, interdisciplinary, new media and literary arts.

The other fellowships went to Lior Attar, music, Vic; Maxine Clarke, writing Vic; Ceridwen Dovey, writing, NSW; Natano Fa'anana, performance, Qld; Lydia Fairhall, producing, Qld; Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, visual arts, NSW; Angela Tiatia, visual arts, NSW; and Emma Valente, theatre, Vic.



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