Artists will soon be invited to submit an entry to the 2020 Mandorla Art Award to be considered for $42,000 in prize-money including the $25,000 acquisitive award.
The Mandorla Art Award for contemporary religious art is Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize and now ranks amongst major Australian art awards, in both artistic excellence and prize value. The award is held every two years in Perth, Western Australia.
With the twentieth Award to take place in Perth in 2020, The Mandorla Art Award is open to all Australian artists aged over 18 years of age, working in any visual media.
The Mandorla Art Award employs a thematic Christian 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 2020 will be announced shortly. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be among the first to know.
The theme for the 2018 award was:
’And then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband’ (Rev 21:1-2).