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Local Whyalla Arts Group Takes Home a Ruby Award

Art.JPGLocal Whyalla group D’Faces of Youth Arts Inc has taken out the Best Community or Regional Event or Project at the Arts South Australia 2018 Ruby Awards for the Area 53 project.

The youth group’s win follows the City of Whyalla’s uneARTh Festival which took out the People’s Choice Award last year.

The Ruby Awards is Arts South Australia's annual celebration of South Australia’s arts and cultural sector, recognising artistic excellence, creative achievement and innovation.

Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin, who is a former board member of D'Faces, praised the youth arts group and its production.

She says for Whyalla to win a Ruby Award two years in a row and also have multiple finalists shows the city has a vibrant arts heartbeat.

WHYALLA 2018 FINALISTS AND CATEGORIES

Best Regional or Community Event or Project finalists

AREA 53 - D'Faces of Youth Arts Inc.

Collectors/Collections: Waikerie Films – Waikerie District Historical Society and OSCA - Open Space Contemporary Arts

Mi:Wi 3027 - Country Arts SA

SCC Fringe 2018 - Art Engineers (Julianne Pierce), Ashley Sierp and Southern Cross Care

Best Work, Event or Project for Young People

AREA 53 - D'Faces of Youth Arts Inc.

Beep - Windmill Theatre Co

Neo - Art Gallery of South Australia

Ngarrindjeri Yanun (Aboriginal Artist Development Initiative) – Carclew Youth Arts

Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Organisation or Group

ActNow Theatre

Stormfront Productions

True North Youth Theatre Ensemble

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