2016 Awards


Andrea Malone, Julia Robinson and Jess Taylor at the 2016 SALA Awards Night. Photo: Sia Duff

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The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize

The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize

For the most outstanding work in any medium for 2016.
Prize consists of $5000.

WINNER: Julia Robinson
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jess Taylor
COMMENDATION: Tobias Staheli

Entries to this award are now closed.


Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award

Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Award

The Country Arts SA Breaking Ground Professional Development Award provides a practising contemporary visual artist who resides in regional South Australia the opportunity to develop a body of work for exhibition in metropolitan Adelaide, and receive $5000 to support a mentorship or the opportunity to develop a professional advisor relationship with a suited professional of their choosing.

WINNER: Chris De Rosa

Entries to this award are now closed.


The Unitcare Services Moving Image Award

The Unitcare Services Moving Image Award

For artists working in Moving Image/ new media.
Prize consists of $5,000 cash.

WINNER: Ray Harris

Entries to this award are now closed.


The Don Dunstan Foundation Award

The Don Dunstan Foundation Award

For artists whose work explores any of The Don Dunstan Foundation themes including homelessness; mental health; migration and economic participation. Prize is $3,500 cash.

WINNER: Andrea Malone

Entries to this award are now closed.


OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award

OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award

Provides a South Australian Artist with the opportunity to create works of art using Copper for the 2017 SALA Festival. Artists will be able to apply for copper materials and $500 to help with production costs. OZ Minerals will provide copper to the artist and assist with transporting the finished artwork to the exhibition space. The successful recipient of the OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award will have their artwork exhibited at Adelaide Airport during the 2017 SALA Festival. Artworks must be ready in June 2017 for the 2017 SALA Festival. At the completion of the 2017 SALA Festival exhibition, the sculpture will remain the property of the artist. Upload a sketch or illustration of the proposed project along with examples of prior work.

WINNER: Mary Ann Santin

Entries to this award are now closed.


The City Rural Emerging Artist Award

The City Rural Emerging Artist Award

For artists who have had their first solo exhibition in the past five years.
Prize consists of $2500 cash.

WINNER: Tina Jade Panagaris

Entries to this award are now closed.


Centennial Park Environmental Art Award

Centennial Park Environmental Art Award

The Centennial Park Environmental Art Award 2016. For artists whose work explores the theme of the environment.
Prize is $2,500 cash.

WINNER: Tobias Staheli

Entries to this award are now closed.


City of Unley Active Ageing Award

City of Unley Active Ageing Award

For artists over the age of 60 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the City of Unley’s involvement with SALA and its commitment to promoting and supporting an active ageing approach. Prize consists of $2,000 cash and an exhibition space in Unley for SALA 2017.

WINNER: Sheila Whittam

Entries to this award are now closed.


Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures Young Artist Award supporting Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Inc

Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures Young Artist Award supporting Brighton Surf Life Saving Club Inc

For young sculptural artists aged 15—26 years. Prize is $2,000 cash and entry into the 2017 Brighton Jetty Classic Sculptures.

JOINT WINNERS: Jess Taylor and Joel Zimmermann

Entries to this award are now closed.


Centre for Creative Photography Latent Image Award

Centre for Creative Photography Latent Image Award

For an emerging Artist using Photography. Prize consists of UP TO $725 worth in-kind assistance. This could include studio/darkroom hire workshops, an accredited course or mentorship.

WINNER: Nathan Stolz

Entries to this award are now closed.


Atkins Photo Lab Award

Atkins Photo Lab Award

For Artists working with photo based artwork, including, but not limited to, manipulated photography (digital or otherwise). Prize consists of an edition of three A1 Giclee Archival Fine Art Prints. Upload 2 images via the form. These will help build a short-list of finalists for the judges to visit during the Festival to judge the actual exhibition. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival and announced at the SALA Award ceremony. The award will be judged during the 2016 SALA Festival and the winner will be notified at the conclusion of the Festival.

WINNER: Nathan Stolz

Entries to this award are now closed.


The Adelaide Review Young Artist Award

The Adelaide Review Young Artist Award

For Best Young Artist 18—30 years in any medium.
Prize consists of $500 cash.

WINNER: Emmaline Zanelli

Entries to this award are now closed.


The Adelaide Review Outsider Art Award

The Adelaide Review Outsider Art Award

Recognising artists who identify as “Outsider” artists and/or organisations that support their development. Outsider art is defined as art created outside the boundaries of the established art scene. Prize consists of $500 cash.

WINNER: Scott McCarten

Entries to this award are now closed.