Moncrieff Entertainment Centre manager Paul Dellit OAM has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the Performing Arts in Queensland.
In 2002 the Actors’ and Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund of Queensland created the special award.
The honour was re-named the Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, in memory of the charity’s founding president Alan Edwards AM MBE JP.
Paul Dellit trained as an actor at QUT and has worked extensively across the country in what has been a four-decade long career as a producer, director, performer, composer, critic, reviewer and teacher.
The AELA recognises the work and celebrates the support and contribution made to the community and the industry at large.
Mr Dellit volunteered for the ABF QLD for over three decades, serving as president for 18 years.
He has produced numerous fundraising events and concerts for myriad of arts-based causes and has tirelessly supported and mentored emerging Queensland artists for well over 25 years.
“Although I feel I am far too young to be receiving a lifetime achievement award, I am completely overwhelmed by this honour,” Mr Dellit said.
“Alan Edwards was a mentor of mine and someone who made a huge contribution to the arts in Queensland.
“I am glad to be following in his footsteps.”
Earlier this year Mr Dellit was awarded the Gold Matilda Award for his contribution to the Arts in Queensland and was also awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2017 for his contribution to the arts in Australia.
Previous recipients of the Alan Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award include Carol Burns, Dr Tony Gould AM, Robby Nason, David Walters and Roxanne McDonald.
This AELA will be presented at a special morning tea attended by friends and industry colleagues on Monday 23 May 2022, at the Lyrebird Restaurant, QPAC.
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