The 16th annual Adelaide Critics Circle awards were presented by David Sefton, Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival of Arts at a ceremony at Higher Ground, Light Square. Winners received cash prizes of up to $1000 and a gold-plated trophy, featuring Christine Pyman’s original design for the awards. The Awards were made possible by the generous support of Arts SA and the Independent Arts Foundation. Former Chair of the Circls, Samela Harris, read a statement entitled Criticism in a Critical State - more detail available here.

Group Award:

Windmill Theatre Co. - School Dance

Individual Award:

Robert Macfarlane - singer, St John Passion (Adelaide Chamber Singers)

Emerging Artist Award:

Kate Cheel - actor, The Glass Menagerie (State Theatre Company of SA)

Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation:

Adam Synnott - composer and media artist, Pari passu (Leigh Warren & Dancers)

Amateur Theatre - Group Award:

Marie Clark Musical Theatre - Forbidden Broadway

Amateur Theatre - Individual Award:

Michael Baldwin - actor, Antigone (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild)

Emerging Visual Artist:

Matt Huppatz

Lifetime Achievement Award:

Don Barker

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