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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Congratulations to Jos Coufreur, the 2014 People’s Choice prize winner with his bold and brilliant portrait “Elijah”. He wins $2,000 sponsored by the Benedictine Abbey of New Norcia.
All winning and selected finalists’ works are showing daily from 10am-4pm until 17 August at New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery (Great Northern Highway, New Norcia).
Mandurah artist Jos Coufreur has taken the Mandorla Art Award People’s Choice Prize with his poignant and evocative portrait “Elijah”, depicting the prophet in his encounter with God on Mount Sinai. Download full media release (.pdf)
Selected works from the 2014 Finalists Exhibition will tour to the New Norcia Museum & Art Gallery from 2-17 August 2014. The gallery is open daily from 10am – 4pm. The winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Prize, which was voted for by people who visited the Perth exhibition, will be announced and receive $2,000.
Interested buyers can view a digital catalogue of all artworks for sale.