November 29, 2019
AF is Best Festival at the 2019 Ruby Awards
Adelaide Festival has been awarded as Best Festival at The Ruby Awards, South Australia's premier event to honour the best of the state's arts and cultural sector.
Two AF19 shows, Out of Chaos by Gravity & Other Myths and Baba Yaga by Windmill Theatre Co, also took home prizes respectively in the Made in Adelaide and Best Work for Young People categories, as well as Restless Dance Theatre (presenting Zizanie at the last Festival), that was awarded for their Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group.
ALL 2019 RUBY AWARDS WINNERS:
Best Festival: Adelaide Festival 2019
Best Work or Event Within a Festival: Hotel Mumbai, Adelaide Film Festival 2018 and South Australian key creatives Director/Co-writer Anthony Maras and Producer Julie Ryan
Best Work or Event Outside a Festival: The Young King National Tour, Slingsby Theatre Company
Best Regional or Community Event or Project: In the Pines, James Harding and Gener8 Theatre Company
Best Work, Event or Project for Young People: Baba Yaga, Windmill Theatre Co.
Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group: Restless Dance Theatre
Made in Adelaide Award: Out of Chaos, Gravity & Other Myths
Stevie Gadlibarti Goldsmith Memorial Award: Nici Cumpston
Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award: Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Highly commended –Anton Andreaccio)
Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award: Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams (Highly commended – Ann Newmarch)
Premier’s Award for Lifetime Achievement: David Gulpilil and Paul Blackwell