Watershed Creative Prize
The Watershed Creative Prize provides an opportunity to allow creative people to capture what 'Sustainability' means to them. With an expanded range of mediums varying from traditional artworks to written works and those developed using emerging technologies like podcast, music and video.
The Watershed Creative Prize is proudly supported by Green Adelaide and Salisbury Water.
The winners of the 2022 Watershed Creative Prize were announced at the official opening and awards evening on Friday 29 April. This years winners and a description of their artworks are listed below.
Traditional Category Winner – Do They Listen by Lorraine Brown
The Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo is not endangered but is considered vulnerable. Do They Listen might just not be the Mr and Mrs talking about the rest of the flock but talking to us. Changes either physical or chemical to the environment impact on their ecosystems, whether these are caused by natural or man-made influences.
Traditional Category Runner Up – After the Fire by Simone Linder-Patton
Sustainability, efficient use of resources to protect the natural environment for now and the future. Reaping the benefits, reducing waste, and recycling the remains. Utilising alternative firing techniques to explore the confluence of the elements. Recycled waste materials surround the work during firing, creating unique visual and tactile surface nuances.
Written Category Winner- Sustainability by Georgie Walters
Georgie Waters, a 23-year-old Australian writer, lives with clinical obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is currently working on numerous short stories and poetry pieces, many of which circle themes of mental health to help reduce the stigma of such conditions. Recently, she has also begun writing about sustainability to highlight its importance.
Written Category Runner Up – The Prints We Make by Gemma McGowan-Graeber
Emerging Technologies Category Winner – Dry Creek Virtual Reality by St Paul’s College Class of 2022
Students have created a virtual reality reproduction of Dry Creek, including a solution to an environmental issue.
Emerging Technologies Category Runner Up – Lonely Tree by Shikhar Golla
It is scary to imagine what the future will look like when I become an adult if humans don't start respecting nature and using what we have sustainably. I tried to show how I feel Earth might turn out to be if we don't.
Young Emerging Artist – Flying Foxes in SA and why we need them by Amos Shipard
My video is about why we need flying foxes and why they are important. I hope my video makes people understand flying foxes more than ever, and makes them realise how special they are. I hope people will try to protect flying foxes and other endangered animals.
Commendation - Stand Tall Like a Sunflower by Oksana Caretti
Sunflowers symbolize strength, positivity and peace which is much needed in the world at the moment. I want to be like a Sunflower, so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.
Mayors Award – Run Free by Annemarie Williamson
My hope is that these beautiful Australian birds will always roam freely in the Australian bush as it is their right to.
Editor’s Choice – Sulphur Crested Cockatoo by Jessica Scholich
The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo could almost be classified as an Australian icon. They are found in wooded habitats and are numerous in suburban habitats in cities, such as here in Salisbury, and use wetland trees and shrubs for feeding and breeding. The investment into sustainable water use and maintenance has a great impact on many species of birds and wildlife.