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Robyn Archer


Robyn Archer AO is singer, writer, artistic director and arts advocate, and currently Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra (2013), Artistic Director/Creator of The Light in Winter, and Deputy Chair of The Australia Council.

She is also a board member for COALAR (Council on Australian Latin American Relations). Selected keynotes were published as Detritus (UWA Press 2011) and she has made more than 20 major speeches (Australia and international) since then.

She is patron of numerous arts organisations and has received many prestigious arts awards, most recently a Helpmann for Best Cabaret Performer 2013. She is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown (Belgium) and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (SA), and the Universities of Sydney and Canberra.

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