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Wayne Blair Wayne Blair i(A105963 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Butchulla/Batjala/Badtjala
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Dancer, writer, comedian, film and theatre director and actor, Wayne Blair graduated from university in 1997. Since graduating, Blair has worked with several theatres (including Bangarra Dance Theatre), film and television productions. Blair portrayed Othello for the Bell Shakespeare Company. He directed short films: Black Talk (2002), and The Djarn Djarns (2005). Blair starred in Shifting Sands - Grace (1998) and Mullet (2001). In 2008, Blair was appointed the Artistic Associate of Belvoir St Theatre.

In 2012, Blair was nominated for an AACTA Award, Best Direction, for The Sapphires.

Most Referenced Works


  • Other work by Wayne Blair include:

    2015: Septembers of Shiraz : Director (2015)

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Sugarland 2014 South Brisbane : Playlab , 2014 7682403 2014 single work drama

'Sugarland provides a glimpse into a teenage Australia that feels like a foreign country. This haunting new play will make you pause, make you smile, make you wonder how much can be real.

'Erica's Dad is in the RAAF so her life gets a transplant every few years. Now she's in year eleven she's stopped trying to fit in. What does it matter; she'll be out of there in a few years anyway. Nina's good at school but that's not important. She needs a house to live in. And she needs it soon. She's been living at her Auntie's so she can go to school in town, but that's not working out.

'The only thing Erica and Nina have in common is the music they listen to. Sometimes that's enough.'(Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
2016 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Regional Touring Production
2015 shortlisted AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
form y separately published work icon Redfern Now ( dir. Catriona McKenzie et. al. )agent Australia : ABC Television Screen Australia Blackfella Films , 2012-2013 Z1750518 2012 series - publisher film/TV

Redfern Now is 'the first contemporary TV drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians.'

Source: ABC Television website.

2014 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2014 commended Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award for the episode 'Sweet Spot'.
2013 winner Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series For Season Two
2013 winner Deadly Sounds Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards Television Show of the Year
2013 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2012 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Drama Series
Bloodland 2011 single work drama

'In an expanse of red dust, pounded by the hot Arnhem Land sun, a telegraph pole protrudes from the earth; a symbol of the scar that the modern world has left on an ancient community. This is Cherish's place. This is where she hides away from the real world, speaks to imagined friends and is visited by the ghosts of relatives long dead. On a day like any other the sound of a mobile phone singing out cuts through the thick dusty air, interrupting the young woman's solitude. As she calmly claws for the phone in the dirt, Cherish unearths the body of a dead boy.

Outsider Cherish will be our guide through a community torn in two, divided by moiety. At the centre of the story she will tell us is a young couple: two star-crossed lovers united in their devotion but separated by blood. Theirs is a tale of social dysfunction, black on black conflict and the difficulties of observing traditional lore in a community permeated by western culture.' (Sydney Theatre Company website)

2012 shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards Drama Script (Stage) Award
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