Tura acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and create. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. With solidarity and friendship we say thank you.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the Tura website contains names, images and voices of people who have passed away.

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About

Culture Through Sound

Operating since 1987, Tura has been a producer and supporter of new music for 35 years, collaborating with many of Australia’s cultural institutions, festivals and artists. Widely recognised for its excellence and deep engagement, Tura is a leading organisation for presenting, producing, commissioning, exhibiting, publishing, advocating and supporting Australian cultural development.

Tura is dedicated to creating cultural experiences that connect us in meaningful and surprising ways. We celebrate First Nations by working with and for Indigenous artists and communities through intercultural learning and creative collaboration. Through the art of sound we explore Australian identity and push the boundaries of expression.

Tura supports artistic risk and innovation and creates work that is diverse, unexpected, and daringly bold. Tura works with communities and artists at all levels to foster talent, ambition, and growth. We present uniquely Australian projects nationally and internationally in order to grow cultural exchange and develop connections that affirm Australia’s place in our region and the wider world.

Kulininpalaju Shamicka Sampi and Annika Moses as part of Kulininpalaju Photo by Zoe Martyn
Tos Mahoney

Tos Mahoney

Artistic Director/CEO

Tura’s founder, Artistic Director and CEO, Tos Mahoney has played a pivotal role in the experimental music and cultural sector in Australia over the last 35 years. Starting Evos, the predecessor of Tura in 1987, he has contributed as both an artist/musician and a producer during that time. Tos’s role as Artistic Director, curator and arts advocate has seen the initiation and roll out of a whole raft of projects and programs across Australia and internationally.

Tristen Parr

Tristen Parr

Producer

Originally engaging with Tura as a performer locally and regionally, Tristen now holds the position of Producer. A broad skill set both on and off the stage, Tristen curates, develops, presents, and tours new work and existing programs. He works closely with artists and creatives providing artistic and technical support to fully realise work and create engaging and meaningful experiences.

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Medeia Cohan-Petrolino

Business Development

Medeia has over 20 years of experience galvanising creative people and arts organisations to realise big visions and achieve seemingly unattainable goals. With a reputation for building powerful networks and facilitating impactful partnerships, Medeia is an adept relationship specialist able to connect, collaborate and excite key stakeholders and supporters.

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Sian Murphy

Communications Coordinator

Sian is an experienced arts marketing and communications professional across the independent and organisational arts sector. Her background in performance making assists artists and organisations to create meaningful and accessible communications that connect and engage with new and existing audiences.

Annika Moses

Annika Moses

Project Coordinator

Annika is a sound artist with an eclectic and genre-diverse practice. She performs under the monikers Nika Mo, Great Statue, and contributes to the local ecology of experimental sound both as an individual and as a co-director of Tone List label. Annika facilitates sound-based creative projects with Martu, Gija, Bunuba, Gooniyandi and Walmatjarri language groups.

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Hina Stevens

Finance Officer

Robyn Glindemann

Chair

Rod Campbell

Julian Tompkin

Darren Grondal

2022 APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards
Tura New Music and Marrugeku for the Sonus 3 Tour of the Kimberley in the category of Excellence in a Regional Area.

2020 APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards
Tura New Music and Gillian Howell for the Fitzroy Valley New Music Project in the category of Excellence in a Regional Area.

2018 APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards
Tura New Music for 30 years of presenting, producing, commissioning, exhibiting, publishing, advocating and supporting Australian art music in the category of Excellence by an Organisation.

2017 APRA AMCOS/AMC Art Music Awards
Tura New Music for their outstanding 2016 Regional Program in the category of Excellence by an Organisation in a Regional Area.

2014 APRA/AMC Western Australian State Award
Tura New Music for their outstanding 2013 program in the category of Excellence by an Organisation.

2013 APRA/AMC Art Music Awards
Tura New Music and Australian Art Orchestra Western Australian State Award for the Reef Tour 2012 in the category of Excellence in a Regional Area.

2011 Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards Western Australia
Tura New Music and Total E&P Australia State Winners and National Finalists for the Regional Award.

2010 Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards Western Australia
Tura New Music and Total E&P Australia National Finalists for the Encouragement Award.

2009 APRA|AMC Classical Music Awards
Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area presented to Tura New Music for Crossing Roper Bar Tour 08.

2009 Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards Western Australia
Tura New Music and Total E&P Australia National Finalists for the City of Brisbane Encouragement Award.

2009 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize
Composer, Mary Finsterer, was awarded the 2009 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize for her work, In Praise of Darkness. The work was a co-commission by Western Australia’s Tura New Music and the Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2008 APRA|AMC Classical Music Awards
Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation to Australian Music presented to Tura New Music.

2007 Western Australian Business and the Arts Partnerships Awards
Best Small or Medium-sized Partnership Block Branding for their partnership with Tura New Music.

2006 APRA|AMC Classical Music Awards
Outstanding Contribution to Australian Music in a Regional Area presented to Tura New Music for Voices Over WA Project 05.

2001 Australian Music Centre Awards
West Australian State Award presented to Tos Mahoney for Distinguished Contribution to the Presentation of Australian Composition.