The Ron Austin Award is presented annually by Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to the single most fabulous parade entry for the year.
On Thursday 21st March 2021, parade judge Adrian Phoon announced Colours of Our Community as the Ron Austin Award winning entry, presenting the award to founder and creative director Markham Lane and cast members of the float who marched in the 2021 Sydney Mardi Gras Parade held at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Colours of Our Community is a proud recipient of the 2021 Google Mardi Gras Parade Grant.
The Colours of Our Community is a proud recipient of the 2021 Google Mardi Gras Parade Grant.
In 2021, the Colours of Our Community Float crew rise for diversity, equality and love. Rainbow Tucker holds a pink triangle and Markham Lane holds an orange heart. Photo by Rochelle Wallis.
In 2021, the Colours of Our Community Float crew rise for diversity, equality and love. Rainbow Tucker holds a pink triangle and Markham Lane holds an orange heart. Photo by Rochelle Wallis.
Creative producer and director Markham Lane makes final preparations for the Colours of Our Community float main message which says Rise For Love, in the Sydney Mardi Gras Community Workshop. Photo by Jane Becker.
Creative producer and director Markham Lane makes final preparations for the Colours of Our Community float main message which says Rise For Love, in the Sydney Mardi Gras Community Workshop. Photo by Jane Becker.
Float 115 Colours of Our Community parades together at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6th March 2021. Photo by Markham Lane.
Float 115 Colours of Our Community parades together at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday 6th March 2021. Photo by Markham Lane.
Colours of Our Community wins the 2021 Sydney Mardi Gras Ron Austin Award for most fabulous float entry. On stage (left to right) Shannon Bournes, Jacinta Fraser, Kalypso Finbar, and Markham Lane. Photo by William Brougham.
Colours of Our Community wins the 2021 Sydney Mardi Gras Ron Austin Award for most fabulous float entry. On stage (left to right) Shannon Bournes, Jacinta Fraser, Kalypso Finbar, and Markham Lane. Photo by William Brougham.
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