Ambassador, Natalie Miller Fellowship
Kerry Gardner AM is a documentary filmmaker focussing on art related subjects. She is Deputy Chair of The Australian Institute of Art History and sits on arts and environment funding committees of the Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund and the Board of The Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
Kerry was recognised by the Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) in the Australia Day 2018 Honours List, where she was awarded an AM. Kerry was honoured for her significant service to the community as a philanthropist, a documentary filmmaker, and a champion of the rights of women and girls.
“I am thrilled, through my work as a filmmaker and as a philanthropist, to be able to advocate for a platform for talented young women, and to instigate national and international conversation about Women in Film and Television.
The Natalie Miller Fellowship was founded so that it might contribute to a more dynamic future for the Australian screen industry overall by highlighting and recognising the essential role that women can take in its ongoing innovation.
Internationally there is an ever-increasing awareness and discussion about the many exceptional women who have a valuable and significant contribution to make to the high-level decisions that inform the screen industry, yet are often excluded from those decisions.
The future industry will become richer in every way when it ensures that ALL its best are nurtured and encouraged to reach their highest potential. Inspiring leadership and greater diversity are pivotal to ensuring the development of a screen industry that is culturally sophisticated, economically sustainable, relevant and innovative.”
– Kerry Gardner and Andrew Myer