Big Hart



Big hART’s work is constantly evaluated and is the frequent subject of international research, by individual students, universities and publications.

The work draws strong media attention to the issues explored in communities through Big hART projects and has been recognised by many awards from diverse areas of government and the community, including:

  • 8 Council of Australian Government Awards (COAG) – for crime and violence prevention
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Safe Community Award
  • Australian Film Industry Award
  • 2 Australian Teachers of Media Award
  • 3 Local Government Awards for Excellence
  • Law Foundation Award (nominated by NSW Police),
  • NSW Local Government Association Cultural Award
  • El Capitan Award, Yosemite Film Festival (USA) – Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji
  • Semi-finalist, Global Social Change Film Festival – Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji
  • Finalist, Australian Director’s Guild Awards – Drive
  • Tasmania Community Project of the Year Award – Drive
  • Special Award – Australian Film Critics Circle
  • Honorary Mention – Cork International Film Festival
  • Best Documentary – Flickerfest
  • Justice Fellowship of the Arts – NSW Law Foundation
  • Honorary Mention – Dendy Awards
  • Get Real Drug Campaign National Winner
  • Best Production – Darwin Fringe Film Festival
  • New Media Award – Down Under International Film Festival
  • Youth Action Award – International Youth Foundation
  • Best “e” inclusion product – World Summit on Information – Junk Theory
  • 2008 NT Innovation Award Finalist
  • 2008 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Group Award
  • 2008 Deadly Award – Most Outstanding Achievement in Film, TV & Entertainment
  • 2010 ABAF Community Award for Yijala Yala
  • 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards: Namatjira – Best New Australian Work (Scott Rankin & Wayne Blair)
  • 2010 Sydney Theatre Awards: Best Newcomer (Derik Lynch)
  • 2010 ATOM Awards Finalists – Drive Documentary, Nothing Rhymes with Ngapartji and Ngapartji Ngapartji Memory Basket
  • 2012 Arts Hub Awards – Contribution to the Australian Arts – Namatjira
  • 2012 FWA Awards: Favorite Website Awards, Love punks
  • 2012 Bucheon International Comics Festival: Invitation to present and take workshop for international students, NEOMAD
  • 2013 Helpmann Award for Namatjira, Best Regional Touring Production
  • 2013 ATOM Awards – Best Game/Multimedia production – NEOMAD
  • 2013 NEW MEDIA FLM FESTIVAL, Los Angeles: Official Selection2013, NEOMAD
  • 2013 17th Japanese Media Arts Festival: Jury Selection Manga Divison, Ngurrara
  • 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards: Shortlisted, Digital Narrative, NEOMAD
  • 2016 Theatre Council of Tasmania Awards (Errols): Best Professional Theatre Technical Design, Blue Angel