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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. In 2016, artists will interpret the theme ‘The Resurrection’ in figurative and abstract form and through various media.

This national award is open to artists working in all media and artists are invited to submit an application to be considered for this award. A selection panel will choose the finalists for the exhibition and an independent judging panel will award the prizes.

The award features a $25,000 Main Prize, two $5,000 Highly Commended Prizes and a $2,000 People’s Choice Award.

The Mandorla Art Award 2016 finalists will be showcased in an exhibition held at Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth from 15-24 July 2016. Artworks will be available for purchase.

Entries are now closed. Selected finalists and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 1 June 2016 of the selection outcome.

View a catalogue of all finalists’ artworks from the 2014 award
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Artist call for entries: The Other Art Fair Sydney

Posted at 8:55am, 19 June 2016

The Other Art Fair allows people to meet and buy direct from the best emerging and undiscovered artists, carefully selected by a committee of art industry experts. The fair revolutionises the way we buy art, demystifying the process and connecting art lovers directly with artists.

Established in Sydney in 2015, The Other Art Fair’s second Sydney edition will continue to delight and inspire visitors with appearances from a distinguished Guest Artist, interactive theatre performances, live music, a mouth-watering restaurant and bar area, and much more. With many exciting changes this year, including an impressive panel and event programming, plus the move to an up and coming art space in Waterloo, we encourage artists to this year’s Sydney October Fair and get in front of Gallerists, curators, critics and buyers – it’s a great opportunity and applications are free!

Find out more or apply at The Other Art Fair website .

Religious people need religious art: 2016 Distinguished Scholars Lecture

Posted at 4:00pm, 4 June 2016

The 2016 Distinguised Scholars Lecture at Notre Dame University will discuss the topic of Art and Devotion, and look at how art is used in the past and present. The three presenters are our very own judges for the 2016 Mandorla Art Award: Dr Petra Kayser, Prof. Ted Snell and Rev. Dr Tom Elich. Register your attendance at what promises to be an enlightening discussion of artistic religiosity at notredame.edu.au/art&devotion and/or view the flyer here.

Entries for 2016 now CLOSED!

Posted at 6:00pm, 2 May 2016

Thank you to everybody who entered this year’s award. Selected finalists and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 1 June 2016 of the selection outcome. The 2016 finalists will be showcased in an exhibition held at Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth from 15-24 July 2016.

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