• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4388

Archer, Robyn

(1948 – ) Robyn Archer
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 18 June, 1948, Adelaide South Australia Australia
  • Occupation Advocate, Artistic director, Director, Singer, Writer


Robyn Archer has established an international reputation as a cabaret artist and as an artistic director. She became the first woman to head a major Australian Arts festival when she was appointed Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival in 1998 and 2000. On 12 June 2000 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia ‘ for service to the development of cultural life within Australia and its resultant international recognition, through her contribution as an artistic director, performer and writer.’
She is currently the Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra celebrations, which begin in March 2013.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Robyn Archer, 1973-2013 [manuscript]

Digital resources