Hush News

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Hush Vol.18: Collective Wisdom nominated for an AIR Award​

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association's AIR Award nominees have been announced, with Hush Vol.18: Collective Wisdom included in the list!  Read more about this project pairing the ACO Collective with twelve composers writing music inspired by their time spent with young people with chronic illness and mental health challenges in hospitals across Australia.


Dr Linda Barclay

Research project - Conferring dignity in law and health care

The HUSH Foundation is a partner on an Australian Research Council grant entitled Conferring dignity in law and health care (DP190100734). This project is led by Linda Barclay at Monash University, in partnership with HUSH and academics at Monash University, Macquarie University, King's College London and Tulane University. Over $240,000 has been awarded.


This project aims to develop a new and more inclusive conception of dignity. The expected outcome is a new

understanding of the importance of dignity in human rights law and in health care services, with an aim to provide concrete guidance for health and aged care services on how they can promote the dignity of all of their clients.  The Hush Foundation will partner will Linda Barclay to develop workshops and educational material on the theme of upholding the dignity of all people in hospital and residential care. 

People's Choice: Limelight Artist of the Year - Benjamin Northey

Congratulations to our Artistic Director Benjamin Northey on winning People's Choice: Australian Artist of the Year in the Limelight Artists of the Year Awards. Seems the rest of Australia loves Ben as much as we do! Thanks, Ben, for your wonderful contribution to the arts in Australia and around the world.

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Composers in Residence Project


The Hush Foundation has launched its National Composers in Residence Project, bringing together the artistry of six of Australia’s top composers and six emerging composers in an ambitious project that will engage with young patients at children’s hospitals around Australia.


The composers are working together with Dr Catherine Crock AM and hospital clinicians to engage with young people with mental health challenges and offer them the chance to participate in the project by sharing their stories to inspire the composition of new music, which was performed and recorded by the members of the ACO and ACO Collective, and released under the Hush label in 2018.


The project marks Hush’s first foray into working with artists, patients and hospitals on a national scale – reaching into new geographical locations to address and profile Australia’s growing battle with mental health through music.

Composers taking part in the project include Matthew Hindson and Katia Beaugeais, Paul Stanhope and Natalie Nicolas, Stuart Greenbaum and Caerwen Martin, James Ledger and Olivia Davies, Elena Kats-Chernin and Rachel Bruerville, Maria Grenfell and Thomas Misson.


Participating hospitals include Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Health in Melbourne, Westmead and Randwick Children’s Hospital in Sydney, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, Perth Children’s Hospital and Royal Hobart Hospital.


Our first residency started in Melbourne with Stuart Greenbaum and Caerwen Martin visiting patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Monash Children’s Hospital.