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.
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.
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.
Mallika has 20+ years experience in community development, arts administration, disability services, venue management, systemic advocacy and governance at state and national level. Mallika is a keen supporter of young/emerging leaders in any industry, and is committed to respectful succession planning that acknowledges those who came before and the potential of those who will take bold steps into the future.
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.
Jane has extensive experience in not-for-profit governance, HR and business support services gained across cultural, social and sporting sectors both in Australia and overseas. Jane holds a BA in Languages, a Diploma in Writing and Editing, and is also a qualified English language teacher.
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.
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.
Pauline has a strong interest in Culture & the Arts and finance.This has led to a career as a freelance bookkeeper/BAS agent to various arts companies and small businesses. Pauline has been working in the accounts industry for over 20 years and enjoys being surrounded with the creativity that the Arts sector brings.
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.
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.