Clare Bowditch is a singer, writer, and master storyteller, who first began performing in Melbourne pubs when she was 16. Seven albums later, Clare has toured the country a million times and been awarded EG Best Female Artists (2011), Rolling Stone Woman of the Year for her Contribution to Culture (2010), Yen Young Woman of the Year (2008), and an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist (2006), plus half a dozen other ARIA nominations for her albums.
Clare currently presents an Australian Radio show on Qantas; she’s hosted summer radio shows for Triple J and 774. She interviewed Prime Minister Julia Gillard two days before the 2010 election, and was the first musical guest ever to perform on Q&A.
Clare has also had articles published by Rolling Stone and ABC’s The Drum. In 2010, she was famously invited to fly on a private jet with Leonard Cohen, while supporting him for his month-long Australian tour.
This is where she learnt the meaning of life. In 2012, Clare undertook her first acting role with Channel 10’s Offspring, and released her fifth solo album The Winter I Chose Happiness in early September.
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2013: Where the Wild Things Are
Luka Lesson, Josephine Rowe, Monica Dux, Alison Lester, Anthony Morgan, David Marr, Hannie Rayson, Clare Bowditch, Robyn Davidson, Arnold Zable, Bruce Pascoe