Congratulations to the outstanding artists and arts organisations who have made this year’s Ruby Awards shortlist.

Twenty-four nominees have been shortlisted across seven ‘outstanding’ award categories, in recognition of their exceptional contribution to arts and culture in South Australia.

Winners of these and four other award categories, acknowledging the contribution of individuals to South Australia’s creative and cultural life, will be announced at an invitation-only event on 25 November 2022.

The Ruby Awards 2022 Shortlist

Outstanding Community Event or Project

  • The U City Art Project - An Encounter of Strangers – Uniting Communities and Guildhouse
  • Verdi Requiem – Adelaide Youth Orchestras
  • Deaf Writers Project – Writers SA.

Outstanding Regional Event or Project

  • Harbingers: Care or Catastrophe – Country Arts SA
  • No Limits: Regional Young Writers – Writers SA
  • Lullabies of the Fleurieu – Connecting the Dots Music
  • Deep Dive Regional Reach – The PaperBoats.

Outstanding Work, Event or Project for Young People

  • Music for All Project: The Nest – Connecting the Dots Music
  • Seven Little Wonders – The PaperBoats
  • Neo – Teen Led Festival for 13-17-year-olds – Art Gallery of South Australia
  • I Wish… – Patch Theatre and Gravity & Other Myths

Outstanding Work or Event Within a Festival

  • Neoteric – Ray Harris (Project Lead)
  • Watershed: The Death of Dr. Duncan – Adelaide Festival
  • Girls and Boys – State Theatre Company South Australia
  • Sister Exhibitions – Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia.

Outstanding Work or Event Outside a Festival

  • Hibernation – State Theatre Company South Australia
  • Bee-Stung Lips: Barbara Hanrahan, works on paper 1960-1991 – Flinders University Museum of Art
  • Glengarry Glen Ross – Flying Penguin Productions.

Outstanding Collaboration

  • Progress Report – Alison Currie (with Alisdair Macindoe, Sascha Budimski and Meg Wilson)
  • Clock for No Time – Preserving Jars Creative Collective (with simplylateral productions, Mark Oakley, Bianka Kennedy, House of Sand, RUMPUS Theatre, Appifany Pty Ltd, SA Museums - Community Programs, State Theatre of SA, Access2Arts, Deaf Can:Do, Royal Society for the Blind, Accessible Arts, Dementia Australia, Replay Creative, Autism Spectrum Australia, Hampstead Specialist Brain Rehab Services, Eliza Lovell, Australian Network of Art and Technology, Watershed)
  • Macro – Adelaide Festival (with Gravity & Other Myths, Djuki Mala, Edinburgh International Festival, Aurora - Young Adelaide Voices, Ekrem Phoenix, Aidan O'Rourke, Kathleen MacInnes and Brighde Chaimbeul).

Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group

  • Adelaide Central School of Art
  • Guildhouse
  • Nexus Arts.

Recipients to be announced on the night

  • Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award
  • Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award
  • Stevie Gadlabarti Goldsmith Memorial Award
  • Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Named after late arts patron, Dame Ruby Litchfield, The Ruby Awards honour the outstanding work of South Australia’s arts and culture sector – recognising artistic excellence, creative achievement, innovation, community involvement and inspirational leadership.

Visit our Ruby Awards page for more information.