Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin

Scott Rankin is a writer/director and creative director of the renowned arts and social change organisation - Big hART. Scott has been creating new works using unusual experimental processes for 3 decades. Scott’s prolific creative output has seen him create, write and/or direct seminal Australian works such as Box The Pony for Leah Purcell, Riverland for Wesley Enoch, Ngapartji Ngapartji for Trevor Jamieson, Namatjira for the Namatjira Family, Stickybricks for the Northcott public housing estate and Junk Theory in the Sutherland Shire.

Scott’s performance pieces have been included in the Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Ten Days on the Island, Sydney and Edinburgh festivals and some have toured to Iceland, Sweden, Dublin, Rotterdam, London, South Africa, New Zealand and Germany.

Big hART is Scott's passionate 20 year contribution to the arts and society – the company has received many awards across multiple fields including eight Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) Awards, the 2008 Myer Performing Arts Group Award as well as an AFI Award and a World Health Organization Award.

He has received many accolades and awards including; two Premier’s Literary awards, three Green Room Awards including Most Innovative Production and Best Direction, as well as a Human Rights Award (arts). He has been given a Ros Bower Award for outstanding achievement in and services to community cultural development, and is a Fellow of the Australia Council for the Arts.