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|New York 2019 ISPA Congress - Lee-Ann Buckskin|
Lee-Ann is a Narungga, Wirangu, Wotjobaluk woman from Southern Australia. She is very well known throughout the Australian Indigenous and international arts communities. Having worked across many major international festivals and art practices, she has won numerous prizes for her contribution to the arts, including the Gladys Elphick Award for community contribution and the prestigious Sidney Myer Facilitator Prize. She has been awarded the South Australian Ruby Award twice, Best Community Work and the Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award in 2016 for her contribution to the state. Lee-Ann is the first Aboriginal woman to be appointed as Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board in 40 years and is the first Aboriginal person to hold the Deputy Chair on the board of the Australia Council for the Arts. She is the Chair of Tarnanthi, the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Art. She is a member of the Country Arts South Australia Aboriginal Reference Group and an independent Director of the Ku Arts Board for remote and South Australia art centres and artists. Lee-Ann’s current position is Executive Consultant for the Aboriginal Screen Strategy with the South Australian Film Corporation. Lee-Ann also advises on scripts for both national and international TV and feature films including work for Warner Brothers and HBO. She is the Creative Producer of Country Arts South Australia’s three-year Aboriginal Project. A pubic artist she was the Aboriginal designer for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial, Adelaide.