Image: Guildhouse Board Chair Andrew Cohen, Honourable Andrea Michaels MP, Minister for the Arts, Guildhouse Marketing & Development Manager Olivia Power & Guildhouse Artistic Programs Manager and Interim CEO Debbie Pryor. Photograph courtesy Arts South Australia.
We were thrilled to accept the 2022 Ruby Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group at the Queen’s Theatre on 25 November 2022.
Presented by The Honourable Andrea Michaels MP, Minister for the Arts, the award recognises a small-to-medium organisation or group that has made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in South Australia.
This award acknowledges our 56-year history of supporting and advocating for South Australian visual artists, craftspeople and designers. Our purpose is to work at the grassroots, behind the scenes, and let practitioners take the limelight. Although we are not an organisation that is often up in lights, it was an honour to be in the spotlight to receive this Ruby Award.
From our humble beginnings as the Crafts Association of South Australia in 1966, Guildhouse has always strived to champion the voice of the artist and connect artists and the community together, for the benefit of us all. Our collective achievements would not have been possible without the dedication and passion of all the staff, partners, donors, supporters, and artists that Guildhouse has worked with over the years. We accept this award on behalf of this community because, as we like to say at Guildhouse, it takes a village.
We are so proud of the wonderful community we’ve built and continue to build. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the journey. Here’s to the next 56 years!
We thank Arts SA for hosting such a wonderful event and congratulate our fellow nominees Adelaide Central School of Art and Nexus Arts for their sustained contributions to the arts.