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Convocation, in conjunction with the UWA Student Guild, makes an annual presentation of a cultural award known as the Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence.

The Bryant Stokes Matilda Award can be presented for excellence in any form of cultural pursuit.

  1. About Matilda Award
  2. Nominations 2017 
  3. Bryant Stokes AM
  4. Roll of Honour

About Matilda Award

This award recognises excellence and outstanding achievement in cultural pursuits such as:

  • Music - classical, rock, popular, jazz and any other form of music.
  • Literature - fiction, non-fiction, short stories, prose, poetry, and any other form of literature.
  • Public speaking - debating, specialised expertise in a foreign language, and any other form of public speaking.
  • Dance - ballet, contemporary, ballroom and all facets such as choreography, production and performance.
  • Visual arts - painting, graphic design, textiles, sculpture and any other form of visual art.
  • Drama - theatre, television, street theatre, production and any other form of drama.
The Bryant Stokes Matilda Award

The Bryant Stokes Matilda Award


The Bryant Stokes Matilda Award can be presented for excellence in any form of cultural pursuit.

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Nominations 2017

Nominations for the Bryant Stokes Matilda Award are closed for 2017 and will reopen in April 2018.

The award consists of a $5000 cash prize and a framed certificate.

Individuals or groups can be nominated for the award.

Nomination may be made on the basis of work as part of a University course or on the basis of participation in arts in the wider community.

Nominees will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Contribution to the field of nomination
    • In what venues has the artist exhibited or performed their work?
    • How has the work been received by critics?
    • Does the work display innovative techniques of benefit to the field?
  2. Value to the University and the wider community
    • Has the work raised the profile of UWA in the arts community?
    • How has the work benefitted the community outside of the University?
 2016 Matilda Award winners UWA French Club    

2016 Matilda Award winners UWA French Club

Bryant Stokes AM

AM RFD KSJ JP MBBS HonDSc FRACS FRCSClinical Professor Bryant Stokes is Emeritus Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Royal Perth Hospital. He was a member of the first graduating class of 15 UWA medical students in 1959.

Professor Stokes has made a generous private donation to fund the Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence, with his stated aim "To encourage young people to join in community service in association with the Arts."

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Roll of Honour

2017 Winners

 Bryant Stokes matilda Award CERAE

CERAE

Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence winner is CERAE, In the Category of Literature.
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval & Early Modern Studies is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published online that is administered centrally from the University of Western Australia. Over the years since its inception in 2013 it has grown and expanded significantly, so that its network of committee members, contributors and reviewers is now spread across Australia and the world. It offers a space for graduate students and early career researchers to promote their academic work and interests, while our volunteers gain valuable experience in operating an academic journal. We are committed to exploring the possibilities presented by the digital humanities, and to advancing the reputation and reach of medieval and early modern scholars from the Australasian region.

2016 Winners

UWA French Club

Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence winner is UWA French Club, in the category of Drama.
The UWA French Club has been working tirelessly to promote French Culture not only within University community, but to a wider audience around Perth.  One of the highlights of their cultural involvement is a renowned yearly theatre production attracting a full house over 2 days at the Dolphin Theatre.
The UWA French Club tackled challenging but poignant plays.  In March 2015, they performed Lysistrata and this year, in March 2016, Antigone.  Both productions were a great success.  This year they added to their performance a matinee for high school students, which was well-received.
The theatre production is a mammoth task involving play adaptation, subtitles, stage design, auditions, costumes, venues, backstage, programmes, marketing, music etc.
In addition to their annual play, the UWA French Club organises many cultural events and social activities for the wider community.

2015 Winners

Bronwyn Milkins (Public Speaking)

Christopher Burch (Public Speaking)

Robert Wood (Certificate of Commendation - the Category of Literature and Creative Writing, in his field of Poetry)

W.A. Medical Students Orchestra   (Certificate of Commendation - the Category of Music)

2014 Winners

Michael Grebla (Music)

2013 Winners

Christina Davies (Visual Arts)

2012 Winners

Jessica Dunn (Dance)

2011 Winners

Vivienne Glance (Literature)

2010 Winners

Rebecca Giggs (Literature)

Izaak Lim and Nicholas Peter Maclaine (Drama)

2009 Winners

Hayden Teo (Public Speaking)

2007 Winners

Kim Scott (Literature)

2006 Winners

Ivanna Mayorenko (Dance)

2005 Winners

The Limina Editorial Collective (Literature)

2004 Winners

The Sartory String Quartet (Music)

2003 Winners

The UWA Jessup Moot Team (Public Speaking)

2002 Winners

Emily Reilly (Dance)

The UWA Jessup Moot Team (Public Speaking)

2001 Winners

The Limina Editorial Collective (Literature)

2000 Winners

Kathleen Foley (Public Speaking)

1997 Winners

The UWA Italian Dramatic Society (Drama)

Sari Maree Hosie (Literature)

The UWA Jessup Moot Team (Public Speaking)

1996 Winners

The Editors of Under the Table (Literature)

Philip Andrew Senior (Public Speaking)

1995 Winners

Martin Heine (Visual Arts)

1994 Winners

Georgia Richter (Literature)

Catherine Osborn (Dance)

Richard John (Music)

1993 Winners

Scott Cameron (Music)

Peter Stafford (Visual Arts)

Antonia Casella (Literature)