The Mandorla Art Award employs a thematic spiritual 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. The theme for 2014 is ‘Elijah meets God’, taken from 1Kings 19:11b-13.
Two categories are offered — The Mandorla Art Award for artists aged 18 and over, and The Mandorla Youth Art Award for artists aged 16 to 25 — with a total prize pool of $42,000.
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The winners of the 2014 Mandorla Art Award were announced last night at the Finalists Exhibition’s opening at Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth. Download full media release (.pdf)
Sincere thanks to our pre-selection panel and three judges who generously gave their time and expertise to undertake such a large and difficult task. There were some 160 pieces submitted from all around the world for consideration, and 60 exhibited in this year’s show, a huge number of works to be considered.
Read the 2014 Judges’ Comments here.
The winners of the 2014 Mandorla Art Award were announced last night at the Finalists Exhibition’s opening at Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth.
Paul Kaptein won the $25,000 acquisitive main prize with his stunning sculpture hand-carved from laminated Paulownia wood, “Untitled”. Highly Commended Prizes worth $5,000 each were awarded to Stephen Fearnley for his photomedia piece “Elijah Meets God” and Aaron Moore for his video “YHWH”. The $5,000 acquisitive Youth prize was taken for the second year in a row by young artist Julian Poon, for his work “Elijah Meets God” created using acrylic and texta on canvas.
The People’s Choice prize, which is voted for by the public during the exhibition, will be announced at New Norcia in August. The winner will receive $2,000.
The 2014 Finalists Exhibition will be on display until 27 July, after which selected works will be toured to New Norcia Art Gallery and Museum. Download a catalogue of artworks for sale