Ruby awards nominations 2017

Ruby awards nominations 2017

Three State Theatre Company South Australia productions have been nominated for Ruby Awards this year: The Secret River with Adelaide Festival, Rumplesiltskin with Windmill Theatre Co, and Sista Girl, co written by their very own Resident Artist Elena Carapetis and Alexis West.

Presented by Arts South Australia, the awards celebrate the best of South Australia’s arts and cultural sectors, with winners to be announced at a gala event on Saturday 2 December at the Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide.

Twenty-five finalists have been announced across six categories, including Best Work, Best Event, Arts Innovation and Enterprise, Community or Regional Impact Under $100,000, Community or Regional Impact Over $100,000, and Sustained Contribution by an Organisation or Group.

A further three awards will be announced at the event: Sustained Contribution by an Individual, the Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award and the Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

2017 Ruby Awards Finalists

Best Work:

  • SAUL – Adelaide Festival (Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Festival Centre)
  • The Secret River – Adelaide Festival and State Theatre Company SA
  • Intimate Space – Restless Dance Theatre
  • 19 Weeks – Tiffany Lyndall Knight, Emily Steel, Daisy Brown and Mario Späte
  • Rumpelstiltskin – Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company SA

Best Event:

  • 2017 Adelaide Festival
  • 2017 DreamBIG Children’s Festival Big Family Weekend
  • The Art of Science: Baudin’s Voyagers 1800-1804 – SA Maritime Museum
  • Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia – SA Museum
  • Wonderwalls 2017 – Renewal SA

Community or Regional Impact under $100,000:

  • 2017 UneARTh Festival Whyalla – City of Whyalla and Adelaide Fringe
  • 2017 SALT Festival – Southern Eyre Arts Inc.
  • Creating Coonalpyn – Coorong District Council
  • Losing Faith in Unicorns – Kids Against Humanity
  • Sista Girl – State Theatre Company SA

Community or Regional Impact over $100,000:

  • The Secret River – Adelaide Festival and State Theatre Company SA
  • 2016 SALA Festival
  • Stirling Fringe – Bamboozled Productions

Arts Innovation and Enterprise:

  • Backbone – Gravity & Other Myths
  • Slingsby’s Market Development and Giving Circles – Slingsby Theatre
  • Intimate Space – Restless Dance Theatre
  • 19 Weeks – Tiffany Lyndall Knight, Emily Steel, Daisy Brown and Mario Späte

Sustained Contribution by an Organisation or Group:

  • Music SA
  • Tutti Arts
  • Vitalstatistix

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