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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.


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


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