Fri, July 31, 2020
The Nominees for the Australian School of the Arts’ 16th annual Arts Academy Awards, to be held on Saturday 3 October, were announced during last Friday’s full school assembly. 

With the depth of talent and enthusiasm constantly displayed by Sheldon College Arts students, it makes choosing only five nominees per category a tremendously difficult task. The final award recipients will be acknowledged and celebrated during this year’s Arts Academy Awards event. 

Those students who successfully received a nomination will now have the opportunity for their work to be judged by a qualified judging panel. 

The nominees for the following categories are; 

Technical Producer of the Year
Taylah Ashcroft
Nicholas Palmer
Magnus Prain
Timothy Vernon
Aleksija Vuksan 

Director of the Year
Isabella Lee
Rory Masterson
Sinead McBrien
Callum Moore
Grace Newlands 

2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year
Georgia D’Arcy
Kaitlyn Evans
Kallista Kellow
Phoebe Vallance
Alekzander Zwolsman

Interdisciplinary Artist of the Year
Eloise Harder
Lara Jones
Paige Loveday
Imogen Parker
Georgia Rigby 

Classical Instrumentalist of the Year
Zijian Gong for Piano
Sigrid Mather for Saxophone
Sae e Park for Violin
Ella Rhodes for Percussion
Kaya Richardson for Piano

Contemporary Instrumentalist of the Year
William Bye for Guitar
Waldo Fourie for Percussion
Conor McCreath for Piano
Imogen Parker for Trumpet
Hayden Rayner for Drum Kit

Dancer of the Year 
Angelina Bourke 
Natalia Hines 
Lauren Nichols 
Amity Sharpe 
Jessica Thomsen 

Actor of the Year
Benjamin Bristow
Quinn Chambers
Zephram Chambers
Paul Gossage
Joshua Thompson

Actress of the Year
Angelina Bourke
Natalia Hines
Emily Monk
Crispin Swartz
Olivia van Gool

Female Vocalist of the Year
Angelina Bourke
Sophie Moman
Crispin Swartz
Shea Unwin
Lara Wilson 

Male Vocalist of the Year 
Anton Bull
Quinn Chambers
Zephram Chambers
Exodus Lale
Joshua Thompson

Best Emerging Artist of the Year
Alivia Hollis for Vocal
Summer Lees for Vocal
Ruby-Summer Peat for Musical Theatre
Maia Steele-Alston for Musical Theatre
Nicholas Yang for Percussion 

Sheldon College would like to congratulate each of the nominees and wish them the best of luck with the judging process. Even just being named as a nominee is an outstanding achievement within itself.