Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.

2012 History

Funding, premieres, awards

An Ants production photo. A performer dressed as an ant holds a large white crumb with other children who help to carry the crumb. Photo: Gavin D Andrew.
  • Tamara Harrison is appointed Executive Producer.
  • Ants premieres at Fed Square (original commission).
  • How High The Sky, our ground-breaking work for babies, premieres at Melbourne Festival. It is nominated for the Age Critics Award. 
  • Polyglot receives the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Award.
  • Polyglot’s founder Naomi Tippett is appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to children and their families nationally and internationally through the development of health and welfare programs, as a contributor to multicultural education, and to the promotion of social harmony.
  • Polyglot regains triennial funding from the Australia Council for the Arts.