Entries for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award are now closed
Thank you to all the artists who have entered, the finalists for 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks. Entrants will be in the running for $42,000 worth of prizes including the Mandorla Award, which is a $25,000 acquisitive prize sponsored by St John of God Healthcare. The winning artwork will become part of the Mandorla art collection joining the likes of previous winners Julie Dowling, John Coburn, Nigel Hewitt and Paul Kaptein.
The People’s choice award ($2,000) is sponsored by the Benedictine Community of New Norcia where the collection is housed.
A further two highly commended awards of $5,000 will also be awarded, along with the new $5,000 Patricia Toohey Painting Award.
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 required to interpret these in their own way.
Submissions for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award must clearly demonstrate a direct relationship to the theme, which in 2018 is:
“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).
- Entries open June 2017
- Entries close 12 March 2018
- Artists notified 16 April
- Announcement of winners 1 June
- Finalists Exhibition 1 – 30 June
The Finalists exhibition will be held at Turner Galleries in Perth from 1 – 30 June 2018.
For all artwork enquiries please contact the Curator Kristy Gough at firstname.lastname@example.org