Winners of the 12th Solar Art Prize

We are delighted to announce this year’s winners. Due to a technicality, we are not able to post images of the winning artworks at this time, but we are working on it! We also may need to correct some of the spelling. We hope this bare-bones announcement will suffice in the meantime.

The judges commented that it was such a strong exhibition, they awarded two extra prizes.

Overall prize

Elizabeth Doidge with Man Leaving the Land and Windmill

Second overall prize

Paul Whitehead with Australia: The Cracks Are Showing

Section 1 – Climate Change – results and causes OR People who harm the environment

First prize

Pamela Ilert with Oceans of Plastic

Second prize

Tony Catalano with Exploitation

Section 2– People who help the environment

Iroda Adil with Robin (sustainable farmer)

Section 3 – Natural Environment – Endangered or wild fauna or flora in land or seascape

First prize

David Braun with Once Proud and Tall

Second prize

Maiko Pettman with Whispers from a Forest, A, B and C

4 Merit Prizes

David Baker with Thread of Life

Carole Bann with Abundance

Jan Makaev with Foot Valve

Margaret Thomas with Plastic Spoons/Spoons Never Die

Hangers’ Prize

Iroda Adil with Robin (sustainable farmer)

Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prizes

Jing Wei Bu with Installation with Video of Reef

Hadley Johnson with End of the Line

Winners to be announced 30 May 2021

Winners of the 12th annual Solar Art Prize – Caring For Our Planet competition will be announced here and also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SolarArtPrize on Sunday 30 May 2021.

Finalists’ work will be displayed at the gallery of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts on the first floor of the Institute Building on the corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace from 10:30am – 3:30pm (not Sundays) from Monday 31 May to Saturday 19 June.

Clarification of prize conditions

In response to questions raised, we have added the following paragraph to the Conditions page.

Due date for entries is 9 April 2021 as stated on the entry form.

Entries are made by creating a hard copy A4 image of the work of art. The judges (who are different each year) make the selection of finalists by comparing all these together. 

Finalists then send the work of art for display and final judging.

The only exception to the hard copy requirement is for moving images such as videos and videogames.  They do not have to be in A4 format, but they still need to be posted in or brought in to the RSASA desk.

Announcement of 12th Solar Art Prize – Caring for Our Planet

Major South Australian art prize with climate change theme will be held for the twelfth year, with prizes to the total of $21,200 for South Australian artists.

This will bring the total prizes offered over twelve years to $364,140.

Terry MacDermot – The Deep Shadow of Ocean Drilling –
Overall winner of 2020 11th Solar Art Prize

Prizes

Overall Prize
$5,500 voucher for solar products from NTS Prospect or $500 cash

Plus 1 year RSASA membership

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets


Section Prizes

Vouchers for $4,800
for solar products from NTS Prospect or $100 cash

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets


Section 1 –

Climate Change – results and causes

Or

People who harm the environment (These may be Caricatures – Satire highlighting social or community Irresponsibility).


Section 2– People who help the environment.
 (They may be People in action or life portraits of those who take responsible action towards climate change- these should be taken from life and not accessed through the net unless we are again in ‘shut down’).


Section 3 – Natural Environment – Endangered or wild fauna or flora in land or seascape (these can be accessed from sanctuaries, zoos etc but not through the net unless we are again in ‘shut down’).


3 Merit Prizes –

$50 cash

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets

Global warming
or Nature
– Natural landscape or seascape or underwater or underground (eg caves) and hidden gems.
or Wildlife o
r endangered fauna or flora or microscopic life. (These must not be copies and sources must be acknowledged including through the net).

Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prize

$50 cash

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets


Hanger’s Prize

$50 cash

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets


People’s choice prize, announced on the final day of the exhibition

$50 cash

Plus $100 metro bus/train tickets

Winning entries on display

The winners of the Solar Art Prize were judged from the photographs.

The winning entries are on display at the Rising Sun Inn 60 Bridge Street Kensington until Monday 17 August*. Hotel hours Monday to Saturday.

A selection of other finalists can be viewed at Pilgrim Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide, also until 17 August. These can be viewed between midday and 2pm Monday to Friday.

Come along and see works of art created to combat climate change!

*Note date change

Section 1 of the Solar Art Prize won by Janet Ayliffe

Section 1 of the Solar Art Prize: Wild or endangered fauna or flora in landscape or seascape is sponsored by Natural Technology Systems.

$4,300 voucher for Natural Technology Systems solar products, or $100 cash, awarded to Janet Ayliffe for The Swans ascending Nepean Bay Print

The Swans ascending Nepean Bay Print by Janet Ayliffe

Section 2 of the 2020 Solar Art Prize won by Hugh Adamson

$4,300 voucher for Natural Technology Systems solar products, or $100 cash, awarded to Hugh Adamson for Taking on the World 23.5×157 mixed media

Section 2 was People who take responsible action towards Climate Change.

Taking on the World 23.5×157 mixed media by Hugh Adamson

Section 3&4 joint winner Elizabeth Doidge

$4,300 voucher for Natural Technology Systems solar products, or $100 cash, awarded to Elizabeth Doidge for Shorn Sheep 76×91 oil.

Section 3&4 was for Climate Change, highlighting social or community irresponsibility.

Shorn Sheep 76×91 oil by Elizabeth Doidge

Section 3&4 joint winner – Bob Landt

$4,300 voucher for Natural Technology Systems solar products, or $100 cash, awarded to Bob Landt for Wind & dust in a parched land 50×60.

Section 3&4 was for Climate Change, highlighting social or community irresponsibility.

Wind & dust in a parched land 50×60 by Bob Landt