• Hanna Coleman, Nosegay! (detail)
  • Catrina Leske, Home (detail)
  • Camille Fitzgerald, Just Desserts (Detail)
  • Bianca Hoffrichter, Artifice (detail)

Visual Arts Awards

To support emerging visual artists in South Australia, the Helpmann Academy partners with a range of supporters present a selection of awards, judged by a panel of industry leaders, recognising artistic excellence and talent.

The following awards will be presented at our 2022 Graduate Exhibition:

The Helpmann Academy / University of South Australia Postgraduate Award
Valued at $10,000 cash. Recognises the achievements of a Masters or PhD candidate.

The Commonwealth Private Undergraduate Award for Excellence | New in 2022
Valued at $7,500 cash.

The City Rural Insurance / Helpmann Development Award
Valued at $5,000 cash. This award provides the winner with the opportunity to expand their creative process.

The Hill Smith Art Advisory Award
Valued at $5,000 cash.

The Lang / McKee Award
Valued at $5,000 cash.

The Bendigo Adelaide Bank Award
Valued at $5,000 cash. This award will recognise an emerging female artist.

Square Holes Award | New in 2022
Valued at $5,000 cash. The winner of this acquisitive award will have their work become part of the Square Holes art collection.

The City of Adelaide Award
Valued at $5,000 cash. The winner of this acquisitive award will have their work acquired as part of City of Adelaide’s art collection and exhibited at a City of Adelaide location.

The Helpmann / Linden New Art Award
Valued at $6,250 cash and in-kind. The recipient of this award will be provided with a three-week exhibition at Linden New Art in Melbourne, through its Linden Projects Space program. The exhibition includes mentorship, marketing and promotion assistance, and install/de-install assistance.

The Helpmann / ACE Open Studio Residency Award
Valued at $3,750. The recipient of this award will be provided with a 12-month studio residency at ACE Open, South Australia’s flagship contemporary art space.

The Jaquillard Exhibition Award
Valued at $3,000 cash. Awarded for the purpose of presenting an exhibition.

The McHugh Award
Valued at $3,000 cash.

The JamFactory Award
Valued at $2,500 cash and in-kind. Presented to an artist working in ceramics, glass or jewellery, the award includes a mentorship with relevant senior creative staff from JamFactory and an opportunity to have work on consignment in JamFactory’s retail store for 12-months.

The David Baker Innovation Award | New in 2022
Valued at $2,000 cash.

The Peter Walker / Helpmann Advancement Award
Valued at $1,000 cash.

The SALA Award
Valued at $1,000 cash and in-kind. Awarded to an artist who will benefit from exhibiting their work at SALA, the SALA Award provides premium registration for the 2022 SALA festival.

The David Hayden Professional Development Award
Valued at $750 cash.Awarded for the purpose of purchasing materials.

The Helpmann Academy People’s Choice Award
Valued at $500 cash. This award is voted for by visitors to the exhibition and presented to the winning artist at the conclusion of the exhibition.

 

The Helpmann Academy gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our award partners and donors.