Fri, July 23, 2021
The Nominees for the Australian School of the Arts’ 17th annual Arts Academy Awards, to be held on Saturday 18 September, were announced during today’s full school assembly. 

With the calibre of talent and depth of passion in Sheldon College Arts students, the task of choosing only five nominees per category is tremendously difficult. 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 
Noah Farrell 
Clay Hitchcock 
Max Olufson 
Magnus Prain

Director of the Year 

Taylah Ashcroft 
Clay Hitchcock 
Magnus Prain 
Timothy Vernon 
Aleksija Vuksan

2D Multi-Media Artist of the Year 

Ava Bevis 
Jasper Hamilton 
Sidney Perlin 
Magnus Prain 
Ryan Rudge

Interdisciplinary Artist of the Year

Jasper Baker 
Georgia D'Arcy 
Clay Hitchcock 
Kaela Lowry 
Neo Patten-Hooper   

Classical Instrumentalist of the Year 

Ashleigh Bennett for Clarinet 
Charlotte Chamberlain for Percussion 
David Chiu for Percussion 
Kaya Richardson for Piano
Jacob Telford for Piano 

Contemporary Instrumentalist of the Year 

Angus Larnach for Trumpet 
Conor McCreath for Piano 
Dylan Pinti for Guitar 
Hayden Rayner for Drum Kit 
Nicholas Robinson for Percussion

Fashion Designer of the Year 

Adrianna Barr 
Madeleine Dugdale 
Mia Madsen 
Tayla McFarlane 
Alison Wu 

Dancer of the Year 

Natalia Hines 
Priya Maxwell 
Sophie Moman 
Amity Sharpe 
Jessica Thomsen 

Actor of the Year

Anton Bull 
Quinn Chambers 
Zephram Chambers 
Jasdeep Renny 
Joshua Thompson 

Actress of the Year

Emma Cobb
Sophie Moman
Maia Steele-Alston
Shea Unwin
Olivia van Gool

Female Vocalist of the Year

Emma Cobb 
Natalia Hines 
Alivia Hollis 
Sophie Moman 
Shea Unwin 

Male Vocalist of the Year

Anton Bull 
Quinn Chambers 
Zephram Chambers 
Exodus Lale 
Joshua Thompson 

Best Emerging Artist of the Year, Female

Ella Fisher for Vocal 
Shae Marshall for Musical Theatre 
Angela Seager for Musical Theatre 
Jemma Thompson for Acting 
Mia van Oostrum for Vocal   

Best Emerging Artist of the Year, Male

Dylan Cowley for Percussion 
Joseph Hanham for Musical Theatre 
Cooper Jones for Acting 
Joseph Maher for Vocal 
Kael Stirling for Singer Songwriter   

Sheldon College would like to congratulate each of the nominees and wish them the best of luck with the judging process. Being nominated amongst such a pool of talent is an outstanding achievement!