About the Arts Alumni Awards

The Faculty of Arts is committed to recognising alumni who have achieved excellence in their chosen field, and who have made a considerable contribution to the Faculty, the University and / or their communities through their endeavours.

With a community of over 80,000 around the world, alumni of this Faculty reflect our important legacy. The Arts Alumni Awards program raises awareness of our alumni and honours their outstanding contribution to our society. These contributions have been made across a wide range of fields, including government, business, the arts and media, community and not-for-profit organisations.

The Arts Alumni Awards are presented annually. Nominations are assessed by a panel that includes the Associate Dean, Partnerships (Faculty of Arts), members of the Melbourne Humanities Foundation Board, previous Arts Alumni Award recipients, and members of the Alumni Council (The University of Melbourne).

Previous Arts Alumni Award recipients include:

  • Professor Peter Singer AC
  • Professor Gary Foley
  • Stephanie Alexander
  • Dr Nadera Hayat Burhani
  • Emeritus Professor Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM
  • Dr Helen Szoke AO
  • Sir James Gobbo AC
  • Jason Ball
  • Emerita Professor Margaret Manion AO
  • Christos Tsiolkas

See the full list of past recipients