CircuitWest Pinnacle Award winners

1 November 2021

Today, CircuitWest announced the winners for the Pinnacle Performing Arts Awards for the Western Australian Presenter of the Year and Producer of the Year, as well as the People’s Pinnacle Award.

The Award celebrates the best in the live performance industry in Western Australia.

The awards were presented at WA Showcase on 1 November at the Octagon Theatre by Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage.

The winners are:

Western Australian Presenter of the Year: Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre.

It was  nominated for supporting & developing new WA productions and outstanding commitment to supporting WA work. Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre has developed a reputation for outstanding and diverse presenting and for a huge commitment to community engagement.

Western Australian Producer of the Year: Annette Carmichael.

Annette was  nominated for outstanding community participation, with outstanding outcomes.   She is an award-winning choreographer and dance artist based in Denmark. Creating community and connection through dance and art, Annette Carmichael Projects brings together professional dancers, artists and community to create extraordinary performances and exhibitions across regional and metropolitan Australia.

People’s Pinnacle: Julian Canny: Euphorium

Julian leads a passionate team building platforms for artists/community to create meaningful work with impact in their communities and developing sustainable industry practices. Julian is well known to the Geraldton community and across the state for his commitment to developing The Comedy Emporium, a locally operated arts business delivering Geraldton with comedy entertainment.

According to CircuitWest Executive Director Ryan Taaffe, it was a tough selection process with so many individuals and organisations delivering such high quality across the state.

“The award is about excellence in all its forms and this has meant that the spectrum of presenters and producers recognised has been very wide,” he said

“CircuitWest congratulates Annette Carmichael, Julian Canny and the team at Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre for raising the bar in Western Australia .”


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