The Ruby Awards honour the best of South Australia’s arts and culture sector.
Named after late arts patron, Dame Ruby Litchfield, the annual awards recognise artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership.
In a year of disruption and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it remained important that the Ruby Awards celebrated and recognised the events, activities and works presented by our arts and culture sector in South Australia.
While the awards event was different in 2020, the recognition of the breadth, diversity and achievements of the sector had never been more significant.
Here’s a photo gallery from the night of celebration.
WOMADelaide 2020 – The WOMADelaide Foundation
Best work or event outside a festival
Nothing Remains Unchanged – Ross McHenry
Best work or event within a festival
THE LIGHTHOUSE – Patch Theatre
Best community or regional event or project
Lullaby Project Australia – Connecting the Dots in Music
Best work, event or project for young people
The Hunting – Closer Productions
Made in Adelaide
Where Song Began – Bowerbird Collective
Outstanding contribution by an organisation or group
Australian String Quartet
Stevie Gadlabarti Goldsmith Memorial Award
Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award
Annabelle Collett (with acknowledgement)
Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award
Premier’s Award For Lifetime Achievement
Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen AM
Helen Flinter-Leach (posthumous)