The Australia Council has announced the winners of the 2018 Australia Council Awards, with composer Liza Lim taking out the Australia Council Don Banks Music Award. The annual awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions of leading artists to the artistic and cultural vibrancy of Australia, in the areas of music, literature, community arts and cultural development, emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre and dance. The recipients will receive their awards at a ceremony at Sydney’s Carriageworks on March 6.

“These national awards are a critical way for the Australia Council to recognise the remarkable achievements of individual Australian artists, as well as highlighting the broader contribution of all our artists to enhancing the lives of Australians,” Australia Council CEO Tony Grybowski said. “The recipients of the 2018 awards are leaders in their respective fields. They have individually and collectively made highly significant contributions to the development of artistic practice and to challenging existing ways of exploring how we express identity and how we connect with one another.”

Liza Lim Liza Lim at the 2017 APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards

Lim, who took out both the Instrumental Work of the Year and Vocal/Choral Work of...