Finalists Announced but Exhibition Postponed

27 March, 2020


Contemporary artistic expression. Biblical inspiration. An inclusive Christian Art Award.

The Mandorla Art Award committee is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 award:

Riste Andrievski Glenn Loughrey
Godfrey Blow Camilla Loveridge
Christophe Canato Laszlo Lukacs
Olga Cironis Elisa Markes-Young
Rebecca Corps Lucille Martin
Emilio Cresciani Britt Mikkelsen
Joanne Duffy Perrin Millard
Fiona Evans Michael Vincent Murphy
Silvana Ferrario Sonia Payes
Desire Ferreira Denise Pepper
Anna Glynn Julian Poon
Athena Harris Ingall Sion Prior
Tevita Havea Deborah Ralph-Kafarela
Beric Henderson Kathleen Nanima Rambler
Franci Hepburn Darryl Rogers
Leni Kae Harrison See
Vania Lawson Alexandra Spargo
John Teschendorff


The selection panel consisting of Chad Creighton, Sandra Murray and Sister Kerry Willison spent a wealth of their time and expertise deliberating to form a selection of 35 works from the 144 entries received from across the whole of Australia.  The artworks respond to the 2020 biblical theme, “He has told you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8 – NRSV)



Finalists Exhibition and Tour Postponed

The exhibition of Finalists artwork that was scheduled for 16 May – 6 June at STALA Contemporary has been postponed until 2021. New exhibition dates will be advised.

The Mandorla Art Award committee acknowledges that the Australian public is currently coming to terms with the growing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently all art galleries are closed, and all non-essential travel prohibited.

In the meantime, we will be working hard to find alternative and creative means to bring these inspired and inspiring artworks to share with the Australian public. We have a solid commitment to our artists and patrons and will issue further updates as decisions are made.

Our chosen theme for this year, then, aptly captures our message to the wider public at this time: please act justly and care for one another, be merciful and kind to all you come across and walk humbly by trusting in the Lord at this time.

In what appears to be a bleak pandemic sweeping the globe, we encourage you all to continue to engage with and support the arts: it is an aspect of our culture which can allow us to freely express our emotions, conduct and inspire hope and nurture our soul to grow in faith, wisdom and maturity.

God bless you all,

From the Members of the Mandorla Art Award Committee