The Mandorla Art Award employs a thematic spiritual inspiration that changes with each exhibition.

Artists are invited to submit an entry to the 2018 Mandorla Art Award to be considered for $37,000 in prizemoney 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.

With the nineteenth Award to take place in Perth in June 2018, The Mandorla Art Award is open to all Australian artists over 18 working in any 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. In 2018, artists will be provided with the challenge to visualise the text from the Book of Revelations.

’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).

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