Visual Arts Awards
To support emerging visual artists in South Australia, the Helpmann Academy works with numerous local organisations to present the following awards at our annual Graduate Exhibition:
2018 Visual Arts Awards:
Undergraduate Award for Excellence supported by Roger and Helen Salkeld | New in 2018
This award recognises the winner as an artist with a promising future. $7,500 cash.
The City of Adelaide Award | New in 2018
This acquisitive award enables the work of an emerging artist to be showcased through the City of Adelaide’s Contemporary Acquisitions Collection. $7,500 cash.
The City Rural Insurance / Helpmann Travel Award
Provides the winning artist with the opportunity to travel, informing their practice with new ideas and experiences. $5,000 cash.
The Bluethumb Online Gallery Award
Recognises artistic excellence and talent. $5,000 cash.
The Raffen Award
An acquisitive award, the chosen work becomes part of a significant private collection. $5,000 cash.
The Rob Lyons Award
Recognises artistic excellence and talent. $3,000 cash.
The Bluethumb Photography Award | New in 2018
Presented to an artist working in photography. Valued at $5,000, including a $2,500 cash prize, the award provides in-kind support, including being featured in the curated Bluethumb Photography online gallery, and an exhibition in Bluethumb’s gallery space in Melbourne.
The JamFactory Award | New in 2018
Presented to an artist working in ceramics, glass, or jewellery. The award includes a mentorship with JamFactory Creative Directors of Product and Retail – Daniel To and Emma Aiston, plus the opportunity to have work on consignment in JamFactory’s retail store for a 12 month period. Valued at $2,500, including a $500 cash prize.
The David Hayden Professional Development Award
Awarded for the purpose of purchasing materials to assist in furthering the winning artist’s practice. $1,000 cash.
The Peter Walker / Helpmann Encouragement Award
Awarded to an artist who deserves particular encouragement to continue their practice. $,1000 cash.
The Royal South Australian Society of Arts & Friends Encouragement Award
Awarded to an artist who deserves particular encouragement to continue their practice. $1,000 cash
The SALA Award
Provides premium registration for the 2018 SALA Festival. Awarded to an artist who will benefit from exhibiting their work at SALA. Valued at $1,000, including a $530 cash prize.
The Helpmann Academy Peoples’ Choice Award
Voted by the visitors to Graduate Exhibition, $500 cash.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award
Valued at $10,000, the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Award is available to a top graduate nominated by one of the Helpmann Academy’s partner institutions and presented at the Helpmann Academy’s end of year event.