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2016 FBi SMAC Award Winners Announced

FBi Radio has unveiled which local artists, art programs and foodies have taken home Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards for their work in 2016.

Unveiled during a ceremony at Sydney’s Carriageworks last night, the publicly voted awards named a bunch of musicians for their impact on Sydney’s creative culture.

Record Of The Year went to Shining Bird for their album Black Opal, while the Next Big Thing award went to Julia Jacklin and Best Live Act went to the one and only Ngaiire.

Elsewhere, the 2016 SMAC Of The Year Award went to Keep Sydney Open Campaign Director Tyson Koh, for his work supporting Sydney’s nighttime economy.

At last night’s ceremony, FBi Managing Director Clare Holland described Koh as “someone who decided to stand up and take action, to ensure that his views and those of his community weren’t ignored”.

“He built a movement from the ground up, which developed such a groundswell that it demanded he be given a seat at the table,” Holland said. “He gave a voice to our frustrations and ensured that the value of what everyone in this room does is represented.”

Catch the full list of 2017 FBi SMAC Award winners and nominees, below.

Watch: Shining Bird – ‘I Can Run’

2016 FBi SMAC Award Winners

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win

L-Fresh The Lion – Become

Marcus Whale – Inland Sea

Rainbow Chan – Spacings

Ribongia – Escapisms

Shining Bird – Black Opal — WINNER

NEXT BIG THING

Buoy

Julia Jacklin — WINNER

Middle Kids

Moonbase Commander

Wallace

BEST LIVE ACT

B Wise

Dispossessed

Marcus Whale

Ngaiire — WINNER

Rainbow Chan

FBi CLICK BEST PRODUCER

Dro Carey

Nina Las Vegas — WINNER

Sam Weston

Swick

Swindail

BEST MUSIC EVENT

BAD Festival

Heaps Gay — WINNER

Sidechains

Summer Dance

Volumes

BEST SONG

Buoy – ‘Clouds & Rain’

L-Fresh the Lion – ‘1 in 100,000’

Middle Kids – ‘Edge of Town’

Rapaport – ‘What I Got’

Shining Bird – ‘Helluva Lot’ — WINNER

BEST ON STAGE

Desert Body Creep

Lake Disappointment

The Drover’s Wife

The Tribe — WINNER

Trigger Warning

BEST ARTIST

Angela Tiatia — WINNER

Claudia Nicholson

Ghenoa Gela

Giselle Stanborough

Jonathan Jones

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

FM[X] Sydney 2016: What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? – Liquid Architecture at Firstdraft

Food Fight – C3West

LIVEWORKS – Performance Space

With Secrecy and Despatch – Campbelltown Arts Centre

Women of Fairfield – C3West — WINNER

BEST EATS

Bar Brosé

Continental Deli

Ghostboy Cantina

Hubert

Rising Sun Workshop — WINNER

SMAC OF THE YEAR

Tyson Koh (Keep Sydney Open)

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