Winning artist depicts multiple connections to Unley

Published on 14 June 2023


The All Connections Art Prize received a range of submissions across all forms of media this year, and judges had the difficult task of paring entries down to 27 finalists, whose work depicted a literal, figurative or imaginary connection to the City of Unley.

Anastasia Benveniste was announced as the overall winner for her creative work entitled 'You Are Here. Unley', which saw her receive $5000 in prize money.

Anastasia's piece involved creating an 'aerial map of Unley' with exactly 39,082 lines to represent every member of Unley’s total population, and enhanced by geometric lines referencing key roads which link sections of our city.

Beyond her passion for fine art, Anastasia is a digital marketing and e-commerce specialist, who has worked for brands in fashion, retail, lifestyle, government and education, creating and executing successful digital strategies for multi-million-dollar businesses.

While undertaking a Masters in Design Communication at the University of South Australia, Anastasia attended Yale and Harvard in the US studying fine arts and leadership in business.

You can see her winning piece, along with stunning artworks by all the other 26 finalists, at the Hughes Gallery in Fullarton Park, weekdays from 10am - 4pm.

The exhibition is free to the public and is open until Friday 30 June.

The photograph shows (from left) Anastasia Benveniste, Unley's Deputy Mayor Monica Broniecki and 'Uncle' Mickey O'Brien, who gave a Welcome to Country before the gallery event.