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ARTIST BIO

Belinda Locke is an Australian theatre-maker, director, and disability advocate. She has been acknowledged for her work as an artist and emerging leader by her award of the Rose Byrne Scholarship for an Emerging Female Leader in the Arts (2016), selection for Australia Council for the Arts’ Sync Leadership program (2014), and as shortlisted for the Graham F Smith Peace Award (2019).


Belinda’s artistic practice brings to light hidden stories and experiences through performance. She has worked on projects with Sydney Theatre Company, Berlinklusion (Berlin), Australian Theatre for Young People, Australian Theatre Company (Los Angeles), Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, amongst others.

Belinda has curated and produced a number of national independent arts festivals, including as the founder of Undercover Artist Festival (2015) in association with Access Arts Inc (QLD) and Queensland Theatre.


In 2017 she delivered keynote speeches in Hollywood and Berlin, and was honoured as part of the G’Day USA events in Los Angeles. Belinda participated in the Foundation for Young Australian’s Innovation Nation program (2018) as a young person leading social change. Belinda was a Next Wave X artist in 2019, and features in the Next Wave 2020 festival. She served as the Chair of Crack Theatre Festival (2016 – 2020), and is currently Chair of Arts Access Australia.