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14th Solar Art Prize

Institute Building, Level 1, Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide, SA, 5000
24 Mar - 23 Apr 2023 

Themes relate to climate change, nature and the environment; expressed through landscapes, seascapes, wild fauna or flora or environmentally aware people or thought-provoking images.

Winners receive Natural Technology Systems vouchers towards the purchase of Solar Q Cell panels/solar hot water/battery/refrigerator (low power)/composting toilet or solar pool pump. Winner’s choice – FULLY INSTALLED.

Congratulations to the following artists:


Wendy JENNINGS, They will just disappear, acrylic triptych, 42 x 286cm
$7500 voucher for Natural Technology Systems or $500 cash

Wendy was also the winner of the Hangers Award


Paul WHITEHEAD, Healing (Galahs at Mt Chambers Gorge), photograph, 100 x 150cm
$7500 voucher for Natural Technology Systems or $500 cash.


Ross HILL, The Gates, oil pastel on Fabriano paper, 70 x 170cm
$5000 voucher for Natural Technology Systems.

SECTION PRIZES – $4000 Vouchers for Natural Technology Systems

Section 1 – Climate Change

a) results and causes


Maureen HART, Cloud Seeding, oil on canvas, 92 x 152cm

b) People who harm the environment (caricatures/satire highlighting social or community irresponsibility)


Elizabeth SOLICH, Pajama Squid Armageddon, oil on canvas and recycled materials, 76.2 x 100.6cm

Section 2 – People who help the environment

a) people in action


Herbert NEETZEL, Rainy day, volunteers clean up Semaphore dunes, mixed media on paper, 30 x 42cm

Section 3 – Natural Environment – Endangered or threatened fauna or flora (ideally in their natural environment)

Annette MARNER, Sisters holding on by a Thread, Giclee photographic print, 70 x 83cm

Judith STRIKIS, Heritage Bunya Pine, watercolour, 90 x 70cm

Aussie Animal Sanctuary Prize

Susan BAILLIE, Wind Farm Panorama South Australia, oil, 51 x 102cm

MERIT AWARD – $3000 voucher for Natural Technology Systems

Bev BILLS, Maskeletal Remains, plastic (recycled mask clips), 55 x 40 x 25cm

Anne ALLEN, Evanesce, mosaic glass, 52 x 80cm

Will POWRIE, Cobalt Lust, steal, copper & rock, 210 x 50cm

Terry McDERMOT, In the presence of time, acrylic on board, 105 x 175cm

PEOPLES CHOICE – Yet to be selected

Judged by:
Tony Bishop, Olive Bishop & Larissa Rogacheva


A catalogue of the Solar Art Prize can be downloaded here.