Saturday, March 26, 2016

2016 Mandorla Art Award entries now open

Artists are invited to submit an entry to the 2016 Mandorla Art Award to be considered for the $25,000 acquisitive award and exhibition.
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize and now ranks amongst major Australian art awards, in both artistic excellence and prize value.
With the 18th Award to take place in Perth in July 2016, the Mandorla Art Award is open to all Australian artists over 18 working in any media.
The Mandorla Art Award employs a thematic Christian inspiration that changes with each exhibition. These inspirations are defined by quotations from the Bible and all participating artists are requested to interpret these in their own way.
In 2016, artists will be provided with the challenge to visualise the theme The Resurrection and provide an interpretation in their preferred media.
Mandorla’s rich theme, steeped in metaphor and symbol, provides an inspiring feast of the imagination for visual artists working in a diversity of genres. There are a myriad of possibilities to approaching the interpretation of the theme The Resurrection, drawn from several passages of the Bible; various commentaries and reflections are available on the Mandorla website.
This year, the Mandorla Art Award celebrates its 30th anniversary and each year the number and quality of entries submitted has grown. The 2014 Mandorla Art Award exhibited an impressive array of media by Australian artists, with the first prize awarded to sculptor Paul Kaptein, and the exhibition included paintings, sculptures and a sophisticated selection of digital and photo-media artworks by the 59 finalists.(Source The Record )