2022 Mandorla Art Award
The theme for the 2022 Mandorla Art Award is:
Metamorphosis – a profound or radical change
Reference: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19)
In our pandemic world people have been forced to change their behaviour, work habits, eating habits, socialising rituals, and many other aspects of life. In our contemporary world, environmental changes affect oceans, land and humankind. Artists can help us to understand the depth of these changes and open us up to new ways of seeing what is possible, what is abhorrent, what is virtuous, what is needed.
The Mandorla Art Award for 2022 has chosen Metamorphosis as its theme so we can continue to develop our understanding of what these radical changes mean to us today.
There are multiple layers in the theme for artists to explore, providing reflection and opening meaningful conversations for visitors to the exhibition, which a public program will explore further.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY 2022
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Entries Close: 1 December 2021
Artists Notified: 22 December 2021
Free THEME FORUM
1pm – 2pm Saturday 18 September 2021
Venue: Holmes à Court Gallery, 10 Douglas St, West Perth
Join us for a diverse conversation with the Theme Panel, steered by MC Mike Crichton from Sonshine FM, as we explore multiple viewpoints to assist you in preparing your entry.
Explore the 2022 Mandorla Art Award theme Metamorphosis with the panel:
- Angela McCarthy, Chairperson: an introduction to Mandorla Art Award
- Lyn DiCiero, Curator
- Britt Mikkelsen, 2021 Mandorla major winner of the $25,000 St John of God Health Care Prize
- Sylvia Grevel, writer and lecturer on contemporary spirituality, art and spiritual care
- David Cohen, Theologian and Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Language
Delve deeply into the 2022 Mandorla Art Award theme with a one day and one night retreat at New Norcia, Australia’s only monastic town.
The creation and depiction of forms is the core business of artists. Creating changes in our inner and outer lives is the spiritual way. In this short retreat the two will come together in four sessions, as we delve deeper into the 2022 Mandorla Art Award theme, providing inspiration to fire your imagination, and opportunities to meet other artists.
Retreat leaders are Sylvia Grevel, Mary Casotti, Rev John Ward and Angela McCarthy. All are Mandorla Art Award Committee members, and scholars on Art and Spirituality.
FULLY CATERED WITH ACCOMMODATION IN THE OLD CONVENT AT NEW NORCIA
Arrival 10am Sat 6 Nov, morning/afternoon tea, lunch and dinner, accommodation, Sun 7 Nov breakfast and morning tea. $120 per person + $40 donation to Mandorla Art Award. $160 per person
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Entries Close: 18 March 2022
Artists Notified: 8 April 2022
Opening Night: 6pm Friday 20 May 2022
Exhibition dates: 21 May – 10 June 2022
Exhibition location: Holmes à Court Gallery, 10 Douglas St, West Perth
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