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Watershed Art Prize

The Watershed Art Prize encourages awareness of water as a precious resource and encourages South Australian artists to explore water conservation and the role it plays in creating a more liveable environment. The City of Salisbury is continually striving to promote sustainable energy saving practices and is actively implementing Australia's first totally integrated water management plan to efficiently harvest and manage systems for rainwater, stormwater, ground water, recycled waste water and potable water.

The Art Prize is supported by major sponsor ICE WaRM (the International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management), which is an Australian Government initiative providing mentoring, education and training in water management in Australia and Internationally. The Centre provides a national focus and an international gateway to Australian expertise in water resources management education, training and research.

Watershed Art Prize 2019

Winners have been awarded for the 2019 Watershed Art Prize. If you have any queries please call us on 8406 8366 or email

Selected artworks for the Watershed Art Prize Exhibition 2019 can be viewed here. Our photo album for the Opening Night event can be viewed here.

The 2019 Exhibition details can be accessed here.


  • First Prize (acquisitive): $5000
  • Second Prize: $1500 
  • Third Prize: $750
  • Young Emerging Artist Prize (13-17 years): $500

2019 Winners

  • First PrizeWonders of the Coorong by Lyn Lovegrove Niemz
  • Second PrizeGoing Coastal by Melissa Page
  • Third PrizeBanrock Reflections by Christopher Meadows
  • Mayor's Awards: Dress to Impress by Lorraine Brown and Dawn Lake by Jean Bates (artwork 54)
  • Mawson Lakes Living Editor’s Choice AwardBird’s Flight by Svetlana Kendzhaeva
  • Young Emerging Artist AwardSave the Bees by Mallory Leckey
  • Highly Commended Awards: Out on a Limb by Peter Stewart and Sacred Ibis by Roland Weight 

Watershed Art Prize 2018

2018 Winners

Read the news item announcing the 2018 Watershed Art Prize winners, and view their work here.