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Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize

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 Award features a $25,000 Main Prize and two $5,000 Highly Commended Prizes. In 2016, artists will interpret the theme ‘The Resurrection’ in figurative and abstract form and through various media.

View a catalogue of all finalists’ artworks from the 2014 award

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Latest News

Media Release: Mandorla turns 30

Posted at 9:00am, 4 May 2015

The Mandorla Art Award is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a Retrospective Exhibition currently showing at the New Norcia Art Gallery & Museum. Download full media release (.pdf)

“The Resurrection” theme reflections

Posted at 8:44am, 9 April 2015

Commentaries on the theme for the 2016 award have been added to our website to help artists deepen their understanding of the theme. Click here to read them.
Further commentaries will be added over the coming months.

1985 – 2014 Mandorla Retrospective at New Norcia

Posted at 8:00am, 2 April 2015

The New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery (Great Northern Highway – New Norcia) will present the 1985 – 2014 Mandorla Retrospective and Finalists Exhibition on Saturday 18th April at 2.30pm, followed by afternoon tea at the Monastery Parlour. RSVP appreciated by 12 April to Dom Christopher Power at christopher.power@newnorcia.wa.edu.au. The exhibition will run until October 2015, during which monthly tours of the exhibition, lectures, school tours and educational talks will all be available. For more information, please contact Joy Legge at joylegge@iinet.net.au.

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