The second annual Adelaide Critics Circle awards were presented by Robyn Archer, Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival, at a ceremony at the Lion Bar and Bistro. The awards comprised cash prizes of $1500, supported by Living Health, the State's health, sport and arts sponsor, and featured the inaugural award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in South Australia.
Outstanding Emerging Artist Award:
Teresa La Rocca
Inaugural Eminence Award for Lifetime Achievement:
Don Dunstan AC (d.1999)
Artistic Director of the Ring Corporation for his outstanding contribution to opera in South Australia