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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.

Photo gallery

Here’s a photo gallery from the night of celebration.

Winners

Best festival

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

Tapaya Edwards

Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award

Gaelle Mellis

Annabelle Collett (with acknowledgement)

Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award

Jianna Georgiou

Premier’s Award For Lifetime Achievement

Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen AM

Helen Flinter-Leach (posthumous)

Category, eligibility and nomination information

Best community or regional event or project

Best work, event or project for young people

Best festival

Best work or event within a festival

Best work or event outside a festival

Made in Adelaide

Outstanding contribution by an organisation or group award

Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award

Frank Ford Memorial – Young Achiever Award

Stevie Gadlibarti Goldsmith Memorial Award

Premier’s Award for lifetime achievement

Past recipients

Ruby Awards 2019

Ruby Awards 2018

Ruby Awards 2017

Ruby Awards 2016