The Adelaide Critics Circle has announced the shortlist for its 20th Annual Awards in 2016. Shortlisted for awards in the performing and visual arts are:

Individual Award
Mekhla Kumar – pianist, solo recital; (The Firm)
Eugenia Fragos – actor, Things I Know To Be True (State Theatre Company of SA)
Simon Cobcroft – cellist, Elgar Cello Concerto (Adelaide Symphony Orchestra)
Tim Overton – actor, The Young King (Slingsby Theatre Company)

Group Award
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – Nijinsky
Slingsby Theatre Company – The Young King
State Opera of South Australia – Cloudstreet
State Theatre Company of SA – Things I Know To Be True

Emerging Artist of the Year Award
Concrete Collective – personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision
Dan Thorpe – performer/composer, body of work
SA Youth Arts – Everybody Dies
Thomas Fonua – Choreographer

Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
Chamber Music Adelaide – On The Terrace, A Musical Exploration
Emma Beech – theatre maker, Life Is Short And Long (Vitalstatistix)
UKARIA Cultural Centre – Ngeringa 24

Individual Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Bronwyn Ruciak – actor, The Matchmaker (Independent Theatre)
Geoff Brittain – director, When The Rain Stops Falling (St Jude’s Players)
Robert Bell – actor, The Elephant Man (Adelaide Repertory Theatre)

Group Award – Amateur or Community Theatre
Matt Byrne Media – 12 Angry Men
Red Phoenix – Titus Andronicus
St Jude’s Players – When The Rain Stops Falling
Therry Dramatic Society – Big Fish

Independent Arts Foundation Visual Arts Award
The Visual Arts award, conferred by the Visual Arts critics, will be announced on the night.

Lifetime Achievement Award
Finally, the ceremony will also see the announcement of the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. The identity of the recipient is a closely guarded secret - revealed only on the night.

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