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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.

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2016 Theme Announced – The Resurrection

Posted at 9:00am, 5 February 2015

Last night, the theme for The Mandorla Art Award 2016 was officially launched by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe. It is ‘The Resurrection’.
There are many references to The Resurrection in the New Testament, and also some in the Old Testament. In the coming months, commentaries and reflections on these references will be added to the 2016 Award section to help artists develop their ideas and understanding.

Saturday 14 February – Melbourne Artists Forum

Posted at 9:00am, 22 January 2015

The next forum for artists will be held on Saturday 14 February 2015 from 2-4pm, in the Cathedral Room, Cardinal Knox Centre, 383 Albert Street East Melbourne (entrance via the Cathedral carpark). RSVP to Angela at angela@mandorlaart.com.

Friday 9 January – Brisbane Artists Forum

Posted at 12:13pm, 6 January 2015

Friday 9 January 2015, 2-5 pm, Mandorla Chairperson Angela McCarthy will be giving an introductory talk on the Mandorla Art Award 2016 at Indooroopilly Uniting Church, cnr. Station and Musgrave Rd, Indooroopilly (opposite Shoppingtown. Parking is behind the church off Musgrave Rd. or in the Shoppingtown car parks. The meeting will be on the middle floor of the church complex.)

This is the first in a series of forums across Australia to meet with artists interested in preparing for the prize. Angela plans to discuss the theme chosen for the 2016 prize and ways to approach it. A donation towards the cost of afternoon tea will be appreciated. RSVP to Geraldine Wheeler at gwheeler25@bigpond.com.

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