2018 Award

The Mandorla Committee are pleased to announce that entries for the 2018 Mandorla Art Award are now open!

Entry is open to artists from all over Australia working in a range of mediums.  Artists will be in the running for $37,000 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.

For all the details on how to enter please see the Terms and Conditions

Ready to enter?  Please complete the Entry Form

Important dates

  • 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 curator@mandorlaart.com

Theme Commentaries and Reflections

Adelaide Forum Commentary

Michael Trainor


Mandorla: Comment from Joyce Rupp.

Joyce Rupp OSM

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Mandorla: A New Heaven and a New Earth.

Peter Sellick (Rev. 21:1)

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Reflection of the Theme.

Fra Christopher Ross

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Revelation 21:1

PSr Clare Sciesinski

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Revelation and Christian Hope

N. T. Wright

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And I saw a New Heaven

Edgar Bainton

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Bill Loader’s address

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Angela McCarthy’s address

Dr Angela McCarthy

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