To acknowledge and recognise excellence in visual arts writing including catalogue essays or reviews about South Australian living visual artists.
Eligible work must have been written within a 12 month period, from August 2017 - August 2018. The award aims to support scholarship and encourage writing about South Australian living artists.
The recipient of the award will receive a residential studio space for one month at Phasmid Studios, Berlin including return economy flights.
The winner will be announced at a special ceremony in October 2018.
The new awards aim to encourage South Australian schools to participate in the annual SALA Festival in August.
Established in 2018 Credit Union SA will present art special prizes for best primary school exhibition, best secondary school exhibition and runners-up in both categories.
A prize of $2,500 per school category and an additional individual $1,000 award for runner up in each category will be awarded. The winning school exhibitions will also have the opportunity to be re-exhibited during the 2019 DreamBIG Festival at the Adelaide Festival Centre to a large audience of schools and families. Schools registered for SALA Festival 2018 automatically qualify for the awards.
The awards will be judged during SALA Festival and the winners will be announced at a special schools ceremony in September 2018.
Primary School Award:
Joint Winners: Woodside Primary - Plastic Oceans
St Brigid’s School - Identity Explorers
Runner Up: Elizabeth Grove Primary School - Square-eyed
Secondary School Award:
Winner: South Coast collective of schools including
Encounter Lutheran College, Investigator
College and Victor Harbor High School
- SALA School Art Show
Joint Runner Up: Bowden Brompton Community School
- Work Hard Dream Big
St John’s Grammar School - Current Practice
New for 2018, SALA has partnered with Bluethumb to create an online exhibition of SALA artists backed by a People’s Choice Award.
Vote for your favourite SALA artwork online for a chance to win one of 5 x $500 Bluethumb vouchers. The Bluethumb SALA People's Choice artist will collect $3000 cash.
2018 WINNER: Ellie Kammer
For the most outstanding work in any medium for 2018. Prize consists of $5000.
Andrew Clarke, Carly Snoswell, Chris De Rosa, Elizabeth Wojciak, Emmaline Zanelli, Hannah Vorrath-Pajak, Jasmine Crisp, Jess Mara, Kasia Tons, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Kurt Bosecke, Michelle Kelly, Tim Sterling.
2018 WINNER: Kaspar Schmidt Mumm
For artists whose work explores social justice themes which align with the objectives and priorities of the Don Dunstan Foundation including homelessness; mental health; migration (including cultural and ethnic diversity); the purpose economy (i.e. economic equality); Aboriginal economic empowerment and reconciliation; human rights; or Don Dunstan. Prize is $2,500 cash.
2018 WINNER: Gerry Wedd
For artists over the age of 60 to celebrate 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 2019.
2018 WINNER: Chris Webb
This Award recognises 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 $1000 cash.
2018 WINNER: Alana Gregory
For an emerging artist using photography.
Prize consists of UP TO $745 worth in-kind assistance. This could include studio/darkroom hire, workshops, an accredited course or mentorship. This is to be used within 12 months of the prize being awarded.
2018 WINNER: Brett Hughes
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.