Friday, 11 September 2020

Experiment Street wins Digital History Prize

Last Friday evening, myself (Noëlle), producer Ros Bluett and sound designer Russell Stapleton won the 2020 NSW Premier’s History Award Digital History Prize for Experiment Street.


Experiment Street, Pyrmont (Sydney) in 1979. Photo from the City of Sydney archives
& Experiment Street in 2019. Photo: Noëlle Janaczewska

I researched and wrote Experiment Street and the piece was broadcast on ABC RN’s The History Listen in October 2019. More info about the piece here.

You can watch the award ceremony online. Although I was sorry that, thanks to Covid-19, we couldn’t frock up, sip champagne in the glorious surrounds of the NSW State Library, and meet and talk with fellow nominees and judges, I’m thrilled and honoured to receive this award.


Interesting to note that this year the three productions shortlisted for the Digital History Prize are all audio works. Usually when audio and screen works compete in the same category, film and TV prevail. Not this time!


Read the judges comments.

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