SCOTT RANKIN is a writer, director and creative director of the renowned arts organisation, Big hART. Rankin wrote the highly acclaimed works Box The Pony for Leah Purcell, Riverland for Wesley Enoch and Ngapartji Ngapartji for Trevor Jamieson. Big hART is Rankin’s passionate contribution to the arts and society – the company has won eight Coalition of Australian Governments (COAG) Awards, the 2008 Myer Performing Arts Group Award as well as an AFI Award and a World Health Organisation Award. He has received many high 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 awarded the Ros Bower Award for outstanding achievement in services to community cultural development, and has received a Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.