Letty Katts Award Winners

The Letty Katts Award supports the research and documenting of Queensland’s music history. It gives a musician, composer, scholar or researcher the opportunity to study, experiment and explore new thinking in their art/study, leading to the creation of new knowledge or work/s inspired by Queensland’s music history. The recipient will receive a stipend of $5,000.

Professor Peter Roennfeldt was the recipient of the 2018 Letty Katts Award for his project Brisbane’s Albert Hall 1901–1968: celebrating memory and heritage of a major performance venue. The year 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the demise of Albert Hall, which for nearly 70 years was a major venue servicing Brisbane’s performing arts community. The project aimed to capture and make visible the cultural contribution of Albert Hall through the collections of State Library of Queensland and memories of musicians and others associated with the venue.

Street life: posters and their role  in the Brisbane music scene 1975–1995 was a research project designed to enhance the scope of the posters in State Library’s collection by adding details around provenance; by encouraging music poster donations to State Library through social media and personal contacts in the music industry; and by contextualising the posters in written form as well as public presentation/exhibition.


Street Life presented by Dr John Willsteed