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. 

FINALISTS 

Thom Buchanan

Exhibitions 012, 331

 

Mirjana Dobson

Exhibition 219

 

James Dodd

Exhibition 535

 

Honor Freeman

Exhibitions 029, 031, 241

 

Joseph Haxan

Exhibition 554

 

Anna Horne

Exhibitions 064, 498

 

Olivia Kathigitis

Exhibition 064

 

Kate Kurucz

Exhibition 317

 

Yoko Lowe

Exhibition 406

 

Monika Morgenstern

Exhibitions 204, 341

 

Derek Sargent & Jess Miley

Exhibition 241

 

Jane Skeer

Exhibitions 186, 659

 

Drew Spangenberg

Exhibition 213

 

Amy Joy Watson

Exhibitions 224, 334


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. 

 

FINALISTS

Ray Harris           

Exhibitions 241, 316

 

Angelique Joy   

Exhibitions 015, 070

 

Grant Parke       

Exhibition 223

 

Jess Taylor          

Exhibitions 113, 186


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. 

 

FINALISTS

Steven Bellosguardo

Exhibitions 268, 341

 

Craig Glasson

Exhibition 069

 

Sam Gold

Exhibitions 075, 158, 331

 

Joseph Haxan

Exhibition 554


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.

 

FINALISTS

Deborah Baldassi & Sue Webb

Exhibitions 220

 

Sally Findlay

Exhibition 352

 

Nate Hutton

Exhibition 049

 

Daniel Connell
Exhibitions 138, 215, 331


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.

 

FINALISTS

Maggie Cecchin

Exhibitions 131, 204, 373

 

Nicole Gilding

Exhibition 505

 

Ursula Kiessling

Exhibition 218


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. 

 

FINALISTS  

Melissa Little
Exhibition 491

Fin Rice
Exhibition 129

Lee Walter
Exhibition 132


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. 

 

FINALISTS 

Joseph Haxan

Exhibition 554

 

John Staines
Exhibition 058

 

Simone Stewart

Exhibition 085


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 emerging 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 your 2019 SALA exhibition/s to the City of Onkaparinga Contemporary Curator Award form. The finalists will be judged on the exhibitions registered in 2019 SALA and 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. 
 

FINALISTS

Steph Cibich

Exhibition 075

 

Fruzsina Kenez

Exhibition 007

 

Katarina Klaric

Exhibition 414