Walk of Fame

Who will win a star for their work in 2020 or 2021? Winners will be announced in February 2022.

Overlooking the River Torrens, the Walk of Fame features more than 130 names of great artists who have graced the stages of Adelaide Festival Centre since it opened in 1973. The promenade connects King William Road and the Riverbank Footbridge, linking Festival Theatre and Dunstan Playhouse and providing access to all venues.

For each year, three stars are added to the walkway. In addition to the public choice, two more stars are selected by Adelaide Festival Centre Trust (AFCT) and a panel of arts critics. Past recipients include Roy Orbison, Cold Chisel, Olivia Newton-John, Dame Edna Everage, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Tim Minchin, Paul Kelly, Guy Sebastian and Kate Ceberano.
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Who will win a star for their work in 2020 or 2021? 
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2020 NOMINEES


Lisa Sontag
Billy Elliot the Musical
Lisa Sontag is an accomplished performer, choreographer, and dance teacher. She made her professional debut in the original cast of The Boy from Oz. Memorably, she played the key role of Mrs. Wilkinson, Billy’s dance teacher, in Billy Elliot the Musical in 2020 to adoring audiences.

Image credit: John O'Rourkeby


David Suchet
David Suchet – Poirot and More: A Retrospective
David Suchet is an award-winning English actor known for his work on stage and television. He has been celebrated worldwide for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli, Freud and is particularly recognised for his performance as Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot.

Image credit: Ben Symons


Juliet Stevenson
The Doctor
Juliet Stevenson is an English actor. She is known for various roles on screen as well as starring in numerous Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre productions. In 2020, she was a Festival favourite in her compelling performance of The Doctor.


Romeo Castellucci
Requiem
Romeo Castellucci is an experimental Italian theatre director, playwright, artist and designer. He is part of the European theatrical avant-garde and his works have been presented in more than 50 countries. In 2020, he directed the masterpiece Requiem presented at Adelaide Festival.

Image credit: Luca Del Pia 


Larissa McGowan
Cher
Larissa McGowan is a prolific independent dancer, choreographer, and award-winning creator of various dance works, with a history of working with Australia's pre-eminent dance companies. She was guest choreographer on two seasons of So You Think You Can Dance. In 2020 she not only created and choreographed Cher, but also performed as the iconic singer on the Festival Theatre stage.

Image credit: Shane Reid


Clare Bowditch
Clare Bowditch
Clare Bowditch is a musician, broadcaster, actor, speaker, entrepreneur, and published author. She has won the ARIA Award for Best Female Artist, toured with Leonard Cohen and has written for Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone and the Drum. She is a regular performer on Festival Centre stages including The Workshop in 2020.

Image credit: She Is Aphrodite


Dave Brown
Me and My Shadow
Dave Brown was artistic director of Patch Theatre Company for 20 years. He was one of the original co-creators and co-directors of Me and My Shadow, a beautiful and enduring piece of visual theatre. Under this directorship, countless Patch performances have been seen at the Festival Centre. 


Jonathan Oxlade
Grug
Jonathan Oxlade is an award-winning designer for theatre, film, and television. His career includes work for the stage with Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company and Windmill Theatre Co, where he works as Resident Designer.


Didirri
Didirri
Didirri is an indie singer song writer. Adelaide Festival described his outstanding ‘song writing, deep relatable lyrics, effortless charm, and amazing voice. Blind You followed by the achingly lovely Jude led to his charting on triple j Unearthed’s most played, and his songs appearing on multiple Spotify and Apple playlists worldwide.

Image credit: Ian Laidlaw


John Howard
Senior Moments 2 ‘Remember, Remember’
John Howard is an Australian icon of stage and screen. He is best known for his appearances in the television series Blue Heelers, SeaChange, Always Greener, All Saints and Packed to the Rafters. In 2020, he starred in the hilarious Senior Moments 2 ‘Remember, Remember’.

 

2021 NOMINEES


Robyn Nevin
A German Life
Robyn Nevin is an Australian actor, director, and former head of both the Queensland Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2021, she gave an outstanding performance acting as a woman looking back on her life working in Goebbel’s Ministry of Propaganda in Nazi Germany in A German Life.

Image credit: Hugh Stewart


Ben Mingay
Carousel – A Concert
Ben Mingay, former tradie turned musical theatre performer, is a well-known Australian actor and singer. In 2021, as the troubled carousel barker Billy Bigelow, he wowed vowed audiences with his powerful voice in Carousel – A Concert for State Opera South Australia.


Julia Zemiro
RocKwiz Salutes Eurovision
Julia Zemiro is one of Australia’s most loved television presenters, radio host, actress, singer, writer, and comedian. She is best known as the host of the music quiz and live performance show RocKwiz which she MCed for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2021 this year.


Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age
Alan Cumming is an actor, singer, writer, and activist who has acted in numerous films, television shows, and plays. He directed the very successful 2021 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, where he presented his new show Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age, to sold out theatres.

Image credit: Margarita Menard


Jianna Georgiou
Ecoute Pour Voir – Listen to See
Jianna Georgiou is an award-winning, emerging director and choreographer. She has performed, directed, choreographed, and toured with Restless Dance Theatre since 2006. Jianna works with some of Australia’s best choreographers and performed at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony with Archie Roach and Amy Shark. In 2021 she was part of the unique project Ecoute pour Voir – Listen to See performed at Adelaide Festival Centre.

 


Rosemary Myers
Creation Creation
Rosemary Myers is the Artistic Director of Windmill Theatre and a multi-Helpmann Award nominated director. Her productions regularly visit leading stages and festivals around Australia and the world. Creation Creation, directed and co-created by Myers, received rave reviews at its world premiere in the 2021 DreamBIG Children’s Festival.


Finegan Kruckemeyer
Hibernation / The World Is Looking for You
Finegan Kruckemeyer is an Australian playwright, particularly involved in children’s theatre, who has had 97 commissioned plays performed on six continents and translated into eight languages. He is the author of two plays Hibernation and The World Is Looking for You, both performed in 2021 at Adelaide Festival Centre.

Image credit: Essie Kruckemeyer


Kimball Wong
Objekt
Kimball Wong is a contemporary dancer and choreographer who was awarded the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer in 2020. Having joined Australian Dance Theatre in 2007, Wong’s performances have been pivotal to the company’s success, including Objekt performed in 2021 at Adelaide Festival Centre.

Image credit: Meaghan Coles


Paco Lara
The Andalusian Guitar
Paco Lara is an acclaimed flamenco guitarist from Jerez de la Frontera (Spain). He is a leader of Flamenco Fusion music genre, with hugely successful bands such as El Barrio and Los Delinqüentes. In 2021, he performed as part of the Adelaide Guitar Festival.


Jumaadi
Perahu-Perahu
Jumaadi, Sydney-based, Indonesian born, artist has been creating multi-disciplinary works between Australia and Indonesian for the past 10 years. His practice spans a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, performance and installation. He is the co-director and principal artist of Perahu-Perahu a satirical and magical shadow play for the 2021 OzAsia Festival.

Image credit: Jacquie Manning


Sarah McLeod
Songs of Don
Sarah McLeod is rock band royalty. The South Australian singer-songwriter is well known both for her solo work and as the singer/guitarist of the infamous 1990s rock band The Superjesus. In 2021, she performed Songs of the Don at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, reimagining the songs of Don Walker.


Vonda Last
Grandmothers Songs
Vonda Last is an Adelaide-based Ngaanyatjarra gifted singer songwriter, with over 25 years of musical experience. Her performance in 2021 in Grandmothers Songs was a powerful act of connection, her songs joining the audience with stories, knowledge and memories of Aboriginal grandmothers and Elders.


Nigel Westlake
Nigel Westlake and Grigoryan Brothers in Concert
Nigel Westlake's career in music has spanned more than four decades and he is a distinguished composer, musician, and conductor. He is has conducted major orchestras and his original works have been performed internationally. He premiered a new evocative work especially written for the Grigoryan Brothers at Adelaide Festival Centre this year in collaboration with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.