Celebrating the Adelaide Park Lands through art

Cultural Heart


Posted on 22 Aug 2019

Nature has long been a source of artistic ideas and here in Adelaide, creatives don’t need to venture far to find inspiration in that area. Our unique ‘city in a park’ design sees the CBD and North Adelaide encircled in a glorious green embrace and artists everywhere are now being invited to share how they see these wondrous, life-filled spaces by entering the 2020 Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize.

Every two years, the Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize encourages artists of any age and from any country to make a statement or capture the essence of the Adelaide Park Lands – be it through painting, drawing, printmaking, multimedia, three-dimensional work, photography or video.

Initiated by the Adelaide Park Lands Preservation Association (APPA) in 2014, this year the non-acquisitive Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize offers a combined prize pool of $38,500 comprising:

  • $20,000 First Prize
  • $2,000 APPA Young Artist Prize (under 25 yo)
  • 10 x $1,500 prizes
  • $1,500 People’s Choice Prize

Entering the Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize is an excellent opportunity to potentially show your work to thousands of people, with all the shortlisted artworks to be exhibited, and available for sale, in the Adelaide Festival Centre throughout April and May 2020.

Check out this short video for more information and inspiration to enter!

Entries to the 2020 Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize close at 8 pm Adelaide time on Friday 31 January 2020 and can be made online or via post. For conditions of entry, including fees and eligibility criteria, please visit the Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize website.

If you are interested in looking at the work of the winner and some of the finalists from the 2018 Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize - read our article: Adelaide Park Lands - Naturally Inspiring.  

The City of Adelaide is proud to support the Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize.

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Skye Murtagh

Skye Murtagh

Skye is Adelaide Living's main driving force. She is passionate about sharing stories from all walks of life. When she's not busy weaving beautiful words together, she's singing a line or two from her favourite song.


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