The 2010 SALA Festival Awards were announced on August 10th, at the Keith Murdoch House, Adelaide. These self nominated awards are one of the highlights of the South Australian visual arts calender and recognise the breadth and depth of talent across all mediums of visual arts.
Fifteen SALA Festival Awards were presented, each one judged by individual award panels of industry peers and eminent local artists. This was the largest awards night in the 13 year history of the SALA festival and introduced five brand new awards including the Oz Minerals Copper Sculpture Award which will enable two artists and one school to produce a brand new sculpture made from copper. Other awards recognized Young Artists, Moving Image work, Contemporary Craft and Photography. The evening culminated in the announcement of the Advertiser Business SA Contemporary Art Prize worth $5000.
Winners of the 2010 SALA Festival Awards:
– THE ADVERTISER BUSINESS SA CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE for The most outstanding work in any medium for 2010. $5000 cash prize.
WON BY Jen Trantor – Dress 1 exhibiting at Keith Murdoch House, Waymouth St, Adelaide
– OZ MINERALS COPPER SCULPTURE AWARD for South Australian Artist – Regional or Metro
WON BY Chris Ormerod
Regional South Australian Artist – Upper Spencer Gulf and Far North
WON BY Rachel Young
South Australian School Students – Regional or Metropolitan
WON BY Victor Harbour High School
Prizes are assistance in obtaining materials and covering production costs of the works.
– ATKINS TECHNICOLOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARD for Artists working with photo based artwork, including, but not limited to, manipulated photography (digital or otherwise). Prize is an edition of three A1 Giclee Archival Fine Art Prints
WON BY Alex Frayne exhibiting Gallery at Chapel Hill
– The 2010 ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL MOVING IMAGE PARTNERSHIP AWARD. Prize is inclusion in the next Adelaide Film Festival program.
WON BY Susan Bruce exhibiting at the Adelaide Festival Centre
– CENTRE FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY DEVELOPING ARTIST AWARD For Photo based artwork including photography and moving image, who wish to develop their skills in photography. $500 cash prize.
WON BY Alison Woodward exhibiting at Bacchus Bar, Henley Beach
– CORE ENERGY GROUP SCULPTURE AWARD For an outstanding sculpture piece. $1000 cash prize.
WON BY Samantha Bell exhibiting at The Flower Garden, Nairne
– THE GOSIA SCHILD AWARD For the best new work in the Moving Image Project $500 cash prize
WON BY Kyriaki Maragozidis exhibiting at the Queen’s Theatre Moving Image Hub (presented by Bang and Olufsen and in partnership with Adelaide City Council) Playhouse Lane, Adelaide til Sat 14
– THE ADELAIDE CITY COUNCIL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD for Moving Image giving a talented local digital artist the opportunity to create content for the Rundle Lanterns. Prize is a $2000 commission for a new work
WON BY Ryan Sims exhibiting Rundle Lanterns, cnr Pultney Street and Rundle Street, Adelaide
– JAMFACTORY CONTEMPORARY CRAFT AND DESIGN AWARD for Artists working in jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metal, glass, fibre and textiles. Prize consists of an exhibition in the ‘Studio Works’ retail gallery
WON BY Ilona Glastonbury exhibiting Peter Lehmann Wines and Peripheral Art Space at Kabminye Wines, Tanunda
– RIP IT UP PUBLISHING YOUNG ARTIST for Best Young Artist 18-30 years in any medium. $500 cash prize.
WON BY Kirsty Shadiac exhibiting at The Tin Cat Café, Rundle Street, Kent Town
– RIP IT UP PUBLISHING SPECIAL ART AWARD which recognises artists with intellectual disability and/or arts organisations that specifically support their development. Prize to be announced.
WON BY Tutti Visual Arts and Design exhibiting at Pepper Street Arts Centre, Magill Road, Magill
– SA LIFE EMERGING ARTIST AWARD for Artists working in any medium who have had their first solo exhibition in the past five years. $500 cash prize
WON BY Nic Brown exhibiting at the Palm House, Botanic Gardens, Nth Terrace, Adelaide
– ADELAIDE CENTRAL SCHOOL OF ART PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD for Artists working in any medium that graduated in the previous 3 years with an undergraduate degree
WON BY Angela Black exhibiting at Artlab Australia, Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
The SALA Festival is a uniquely South Australian event that encourages its audience to get out and view the works of emerging and established artists in traditional and nontraditional spaces all over the state. Over 3000 artists exhibiting in more than 500 venues throughout South Australia will transform our neighborhoods, refresh our minds and enlighten our senses from30 July to 22 August view the full program online www.salafestival.com
SALA 2010 Festival concludes on 22 August with the ever popular SALA on Sale on King William, proudly presented by Rawson’s Elite Appliances and Miele.