Winners of the 2020 Ruby Awards were announced last night during a presentation at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen AM with Premier Steven Marshall

Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement recipients Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen AM with the Premier, Steven Marshall.

Arts South Australia held the 2020 Ruby Awards on 16 December, celebrating and recognising the artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership of the sector.

In a year like no other, the arts and culture sector has shown great resilience, innovation and adaptation.


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)

Kari Seeley and Premier Steven Marshall

Kari Seeley, Acting Chief Executive of No Strings Attached accepted the award on behalf of Helen Flinter-Leach’s family.

A gallery from the awards night will be available soon.

Learn more about the Ruby Awards