Finalists & Winners

Check out the finalists and winners for the SALA Awards – and where to find them during the Festival! 

Different awards are announced at different times of the year, but the majority of awards announce finalists before the start of the Festival, with audiences encouraged to visit the finalist exhibitions ahead of the winner announcement.

Click on each name for more information. Head to our Awards page for information about which awards are open for nominations, or check out our archive of past winners.

The City of Adelaide Incubator Award

This award recognises an artist whose work explores and/or celebrates the experience of the City.

Yoko’s artist talk will be at the City Library on Wednesday 1 June, 5:30-6:30pm [booking link]

The 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. 

Christina was recognised with this award for her exhibition Refractions that she curated at Carclew. Part of the prize is to curate an exhibition at Sauerbier House for SALA Festival 2022, so keep an eye out for this!

The Helpmann Academy SALA Award

Valued at $1,000 cash and in-kind. Awarded to an artist exhibiting in the 2022 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition who will benefit from exhibiting their work at SALA, the SALA Award provides premium registration for the 2022 SALA Festival.

Ceramic artist Ashleigh Keller was presented with the SALA Award by CEO Kate Moskwa at the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition in February 2022.

Images: Ashleigh Keller, ‘I’m waiting for the wind to blow’, photo Sam Roberts | Kate Moskwa and Ashleigh Keller at the 2022 Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, photo Russell Millard