Coombs 50th Anniversary Events
In a career spanning more than three decades, Andrew Farriss achieved global musical success as songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist and backing vocalist with Australian band INXS, including 12 critically acclaimed studio albums, multiple world tours, seven ARIA awards and three Grammy nominations.
For half a century, the HC Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship has helped ANU establish itself as an international hub for artists, writers, composers, musicians and visitors from all types of creative arenas.
George Dreyfus as Creative Arts Fellow at ANU, 1967-68: The first-ever University paper that has “Whoops!” in its title
Join us to celebrate 50 years of the H.C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellowship as we welcome back George Dreyfus - one of the first ever recipients of this prestigious fellowship - as an ANU School of Music 'Distinguished Artist in Residence' as part of the School's 50th Anniversary.
The distinguished jazz pianist, composer, conductor and festival director Professor Paul Grabowsky AO, who is currently Professorial Fellow in the School of Music at Monash University, will be available to talk with students about his experiences working and performing with intercultural musicians and groups, such as the Young Wagilak Group fro
Collaboration lies at the heart of music making, not least in the improvisatory tradition of jazz.
William Yang is one of Australia’s greatest storytellers. A prolific photographer, and performer of monologues with slide projections, his stories describe the experience of coming to terms with his identity as a gay Chinese Australian.