Welcome to the Solar Art Prize-Caring for Our Planet site!

This South Australian competition aims to celebrate nature and the environment, and promote the reduction of carbon emissions, in the fight against global warming.

The Solar Art Prize-Caring for Our Planet is now in its tenth year with prizes to the value of $36,300 to be awarded.  Over the previous nine years, a total of $265,700 has been awarded.

This privately funded merit-based prize is judged by three different independent judges each year.  All mediums are welcome.

Adelaide philanthropist Pip Fletcher is founder, coordinator, curator and major sponsor of the Solar Art Prize.   Natural Technology Systems also sponsor the prize.



Painting of Pip Fletcher.  Artist: Cathi Steer, “Concentration”, oil, 2016

Pip Fletcher created the Solar Art Prize in 2010.  She has organised it annually and has been the major sponsor ever since.

The Solar Art Prize – Caring for Our Planet – is a unique major art prize where several artists each win vouchers for thousands of dollars worth of solar products (solar panels, hot water services, wind power or batteries) all installed by Natural Technology Services.  It has attracted a very high standard of diverse and imaginative work in every medium over the years.

The Prize helps maintain Global Warming and its ramifications in the public eye when some are tempted to be fatalistic and give up trying to do anything. Although it gives a good return on their investment, many still feel they cannot afford solar energy. The Prize gives the artists the chance to win solar vouchers for themselves or their friends in South Australia, thereby lowering their carbon footprint and at the same time saving them money.

Sponsor Natural Technology Systems has honoured the vouchers presented to winners since 2010 and in 2016 and 2017, sponsored one of the prizes themselves.




Free art demonstrations

Free watercolour demonstration by award-winning artist Alan Ramachandran at the Royal South Australian Society of the Arts during the Solar Art Prize exhibition, 2:00pm – 3:30pm Sunday 26 May 2019, 1st floor of the Institute Building on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue. Demonstrations by other artists on Sunday 2 June and Sunday …


In person

The Royal South Australian Society of Arts is the place where you may personally deliver artworks and pay entry fees.

Institute Building on corner of North Terrace and Kintore Street     Take the back stairs or the lift to the first floor.

Phone 8232 0450

Gallery hours during exhibitions:

Monday to Friday
10.30am – 4.30am

Saturday and Sunday
1.00pm – 4.00pm

Closed on public holidays


Solar Art Prize

PO Box 721

North Adelaide  SA  5006