14th Solar Art Prize launched

Two white sea creature skeletons looking like shells with bone tentacles.  The end of every tentacle is painted gold so it looks like a claw.
M Dobson A Whiter Shade (detail)
Overall winner of 2021 13th Solar Art Prize

We are delighted to be welcoming entries for the 14th annual Solar Art Prize in South Australia, with $60,000 worth of prizes to be won.

Prizes include a Natural Technology Systems, Prospect voucher for $5,000 worth of fully installed Solar Q Cell Panels / solar hot water / battery / low power refrigerator / composting toilet / solar pool pumps.

This will be the 14th year in a row that the privately funded Solar Art Prize has been held, representing a total of $490,140 of solar product vouchers and metro tickets awarded to South Australian artists.

Art of any style in any medium is accepted for judging by a different team of independent judges every year.

The urgency of reducing carbon emissions can no longer wait on government, foreign powers or anyone else to take responsibility. We must do what we can – NOW.

This is your chance to express your feelings about climate change, laud those who are helping, and satirise those who are not helping.

Terms and conditions and the entry form may be found on our 14th Solar Art Prize page.

Solar Art Prize exhibition

Saturday 9 April – Saturday 30 April 2022 (closed Easter 15 -18 April)

Monday – Friday 10.30 – 3.30pm

Saturday 1 – 3.30pm

Come and see the finalists and the winning entries at the Royal South Australian Art Society gallery on the first floor of the Institute Building which is on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue.

Don’t be tricked by the staircase nearest to North Terrace – it won’t take you there! Take the staircase in the middle of the building, or the lifts.

Winners of 2022 Solar Art Prize announced

Climate change, nature and the environment; expressed through landscapes, seascapes, wild fauna or flora or environmentally aware people or thought-provoking images.

Winners receive Natural Technology Systems Prospect vouchers towards the purchase of Solar Q Cell Panels/solar hot water/battery/refrigerator (low power)/composting toilet/or solar pool pump –  Winners choice – All fully installed.

Prizes are transferrable to family or friends in South Australia.

GUEST SPEAKER at opening Saturday 9th April 2022

Professor Bronwyn Gillanders – Marine scientist

 JUDGES in 2022:

Janet Ayliffe – artist & teacher

Rod Bax – artist & teacher

Megan Roodenrys – artist & teacher

Also thank you to Natural Technology Systems, Prospect, who have not only honoured our vouchers since 2010 but have sponsored a major prize in the competition since 2016.

Logo featuring a windmill over green grass under a red sun beside waves, and the words Natural Technology Systems Energy Consultants.

2nd Overall Prize

$5,000 voucher for Natural Technology Systems

David Braun – A Stream runs through it, pen drawing with watercolour 93 x 65cm

Intricate black and white ink drawing of a stream tumbling over rocks down a hillside beside thin tall gum trees.