UOW Journalism Associate Professor Siobhan McHugh has done it again.
This time two podcasts she is involved with have been named as finalists in the New York Festivals' Radio Awards.
Prof McHugh took great delight that the announcement came on National Sorry Day, as both projects featured Indigenous Australians.
Wrong Skin, co-produced by Prof McHugh and a team from The Age newspaper, was named a finalist in the Personal Lives Podcast category.
It's the fourth gong for the 10-part series which was recently named Podcast of the Year at the recent 2019 Australian Podcast Awards.
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The Heart of Darkness podcast was named a finalist in the Culture & The Arts Podcast category.
Woke up to find that TWO podcasts I’m involved with are finalists in the @NYFRadioAwards - and both feature Indigenous Australians. #WrongSkin gets its fourth gong and Heart of Artness its first. Great news on #NationalSorryDay. https://t.co/doYjucVDfM— Siobhan A McHugh (@mchughsiobhan) May 24, 2019
The series derives from a University of Wollongong research project funded by the Australian Research Council.
It examines cross-cultural influences and relationships at three Aboriginal art organisations: Warlukurlangu Art Centre in Yuendemu, NT, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre in Yirrkala, NE Arnhem Land and proppaNOW, an artists' collective in Brisbane.
Prof McHugh devised and produced the series in association with art historian Ian McLean, Hugh Ramsay Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of Melbourne, and Margo Neale, Senior Indigenous Curator at the National Museum of Australia and Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University.
The core oral history collection is proposed for archiving at the National Library of Australia.