Arts all-rounder Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, director, artistic director and public advocate of the arts.
She is in constant demand throughout the world as a speaker on the arts and most recently devised the program for the 5th World Summit on Arts and Culture (held in Melbourne last October) and advised on last year’s 150th celebrations at the National Gallery of Victoria. She is currently the Creative Director of The Centenary of Canberra (2013).
Archer is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier du l'Ordre des Arts at des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown (Belgium) and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders and Sydney universities.
In 2006, she was awarded the International Citation of Merit by the International Society of Performing Arts in New York and, in 2009, the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch Cultural leadership Award.
Archer is the Patron of The Australian Art Orchestra (Melbourne), Brink Productions (Adelaide), The Australian Script Centre (Hobart) and The Arts Law Society (Sydney) and most recently co-patron (with Judge Ian North) of the institute of Postcolonial Studies (Melbourne). She also maintains ties with RMIT's Globalism Insititute and the International Women's Development Agency.
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