SPEAKER: Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin is a contemporary writer and director. Over the past 30 years Scott has written and directed 26 theatre works which have been included in major arts festivals including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Edinburgh. His works have toured to Sweden, Iceland, Dublin, Scotland, London, South Africa, New Zealand and Germany.

Scott was awarded the 2018 Tasmanian of the Year, two Premier’s Literary Awards, three Green Room Performing Arts Industry Awards including Most Innovative Production and Best Direction, a Human Rights Award, the Ros Bower Award for Outstanding Achievement in Services to Community Cultural Development, an Australian Film Institute Award, an Indigenous Deadly Award, and a Sydney Theatre Critics Award along with 8 additional nominations.

For 29 years, Scott has been the Creative Director of Australia’s leading campaigning arts organisation Big hART. Through this work Scott has advocated for justice in over fifty communities around the country, working with over 8500 participants experiencing hidden issues of injustice, garnering Big hART over 45 national and international awards – including 9 National Institute of Criminology Violence Prevention Awards, a World Health Organization award for Safe Communities, Telstra Business Award of the Year, a Helpmann Award and the Myer Performing Arts Group Award.