Two Elliston artists were selected as finalists in the recent eighth annual Solar Art Prize - ‘Caring for Our Planet’.
Their work was exhibited at the Royal South Australian Society of The arts building on North Terrace last month.
Jess Donovan’s art work Gannet vs Plastic Storm Surge, which looks at the impact of waste plastics on coastal life,received a high commendation and fellow Elliston artist Daniel ‘Moth’ Ross was also a finalist with his work Big Love, But Big Oil.
In a speech at the opening of the exhibition Adelaide lord mayor Martin Haese spoke of the important part art played in communicating environmental, cultural and social issues.
He also described the excellent position Adelaide and South Australia held in world opinion in adopting sustainable energy practices while growing the economy.
The prize is open to all South Australians and a feature of this year’s exhibition was the number of country artists who entered.