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.
Posted at 9:00am, 9 December 2013
2012 Mandorla Youth Winner Julian Poon has done some of his remarkable work on a heritage wall in Cliff Street as part of the recent Fremantle Festival program. A picture was taken of the wall onto which he drew his work, and then the version at actual size was mounted on foam core and inserted into the alcoves. The installation is rich in Christian iconography, featuring Mary, Jesus and Paul the Apostle – you can see some of the photos on Facebook
Posted at 12:13pm, 14 November 2013
Our website has been updated with commentaries and reflections
on the theme by Archbishop Herft, Old Testament scholar Lawrence Pang and our committee members. You can also watch videos of guest speakers
from Mandorla’s recent Artist Forums on our YouTube channel.
Above: Angela discusses Elijah at the Swanbourne Artist Forum among the artworks of Bob Booth.
“My own endpoint was that the theme is a kind of gift rather than a limitation, an opportunity,” said artist Diana Davies.
“Mandorla is a great opportunity to express the concealed allegorical language of the bible in a visual form,” said John Paul, The Mandorla Art Award winner in 2012 and 1990.
A reminder of our upcoming forums:
- Thursday 14 November 2013, 6pm–7:30pm
Kidogo Arthouse (Bathers Beach, Mews Rd. Fremantle WA)
WA artists Camilla Loveridge & previous Mandorla Finalist Anne Marie McCaughey
- Saturday 16 November 2013, 11am-12:30pm
Art Collective WA (115 Hay St. Subiaco WA)
WA artists Penny Bovell, previous Mandorla Winner Michael Iwanoff & Anne Marie McCaughey
Anyone is welcome to attend. Entry is by donation, light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Audrey at email@example.com
/ 0404 532 284 to find out more or to register your interest.
Posted at 11:46am, 14 November 2013
We are pleased to announce that selecting the 2014 Mandorla Art and Mandorla Youth Art Award prize winners will be John McDonald, Art Critic for the Sydney Morning Herald; Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor of The West Australian; and Sr Janette Gray RSM, a theologian from the Jesuit Theological College in Melbourne.
The finalist selection panel will be Margaret Moore, Program Manager (Visual Arts) for Perth International Arts Festival; Connie Petrillo, Curator at St John of God Health Care and 2007 Mandorla winner; and Reverend Ryan Green, Rector at the Parish of Swanbourne.
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