2019 Awards


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

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Credit Union SA School Awards - for South Australian Primary Schools and Secondary Schools

Credit Union SA School Awards - for South Australian Primary Schools and Secondary Schools

The 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 $1,000 award for runner up in each category will be awarded. Schools registered for SALA Festival 2019 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 2019.


The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award

The Advertiser Contemporary Art Award

For the most outstanding work in any medium for 2019.

Prize consists of $5,000.

10 finalists will be selected to exhibit at Keith Murdoch House from Friday 21 June 2019 until 31 August 2019 as part of the SALA Festival. The 10 finalists will be invited to the SALA Program Launch where the finalists will be formally announced.

To enter upload 2 images via the SALA registration portal and provide a statement about your work. Finalists will be short-listed from the images uploaded prior to the Festival and announced at the SALA Program Launch in July 2019. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the SALA Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019. 


Unitcare Services Moving Image Award

Unitcare Services Moving Image Award

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

To enter upload a link to your moving image / new media work via the SALA registration portal. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the work in your link and announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019. 


The City Rural Emerging Artist Award

The City Rural Emerging Artist Award

For artists in the early stages of their career with under five years professional experience.
Prize consists of $2500 cash.

To enter upload 2 images via the SALA registration portal and provide a statement about your work and background as an artist. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the images uploaded and the finalists will be announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019. 


The Don Dunstan Foundation Award

The Don Dunstan Foundation Award

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.

To enter upload 2 images via the SALA registration portal and outline how your work relates to the themes of the Don Dunstan Foundation. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the images uploaded and the finalists will be announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019.


City of Unley Active Ageing Award

City of Unley Active Ageing Award

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 2020.

To enter upload 2 images via the SALA registration portal and provide a statement about your work. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the images uploaded and the finalists will be announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019.


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.

To enter upload 2 images via the SALA registration portal and provide a statement about your work. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the images uploaded and the finalists will be announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019. 


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 $825 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.

To enter upload up to 4 images via the SALA registration portal and in 120 words or less, please describe why this award would benefit your practice. Finalists will be short-listed prior to the Festival from the images uploaded and the finalists will be announced at the SALA program launch in July. Judging of the award will take place during the 2019 SALA Festival and the winner will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the Festival.

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019. 


4th Biennial RSASA / SALA Portrait Prize Exhibition

4th Biennial RSASA / SALA Portrait Prize Exhibition

RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize aims to contribute to the development of portraiture across South Australia.

First prize consists of $10,000.

Finalists will be selected to exhibit in the RSASA/SALA Portrait Prize exhibition from 28 July – 25 August 2019 as part of the SALA Festival.

Applicants are asked to complete and submit an entry via the RSASA website. Finalists will be short-listed from the images uploaded and must make their work available for exhibition at RSASA for the above dates. The winner will be announced at the opening of the RSASA Portrait Prize exhibition on 28 July 2019.

For full terms and conditions please see the RSASA website. Please note there is a fee to enter this award, see the RSASA website for rates.

Entries close Thursday, 30 May 2019. 

 


City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award

City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award

For contemporary curators to foster and support curatorial practice within the City of Onkaparinga. The award is open to emergent or established curators.  Prize: consists of $1000 plus a supported opportunity to curate a [GRAFTd] exhibition at Sauerbier House during SALA 2020.

To enter submit a 500-word exhibition rationale for you 2019 SALA exhibition/s including the artists names, installation description and images of the artist’s work to the SALA Registration Portal. Finalist will be shortlisted from award entries uploaded prior to the Festival. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the end of the Festival.

For further information about this award please visit the City of Onkaparinga website. 

Entries close Wednesday, 22 May 2019.