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2024 Mandorla Art Award Winners – From the Curator

10 June, 2024

Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize was announced at Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth. The Award has attracted some of the nation’s finest artists since it was first established in 1985. The sheer span of mediums and...

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Find renewal and reinvention as a creative soul with Jim Longbottom

14 May, 2024

All my life I have sought creative outlets. They have included writing, photography, lead lighting, pottery, wood turning, and oil painting. I am 75, and I live, work, and volunteer with the Benedictine Community here at New Norcia, Perth Western...

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Writing your artist and artwork statement with Erin Coates

19 February, 2024

This guide outlines the three common texts artists are often asked to provide: Artist’s Biography Artist’s Statement Artwork Statement It emphasizes the importance of making these texts concise, intriguing, and informative, highlighting key aspects such as the artist's background, artistic...

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Tips for photographing your artwork effectively with Bo Wong

19 February, 2024

Bo Wong provides tips for photographing your artwork effectively, categorized into sections for 2D art (paintings, works on paper) and 3D art (objects, sculpture, textiles), as well as guidelines for exhibition documentation and post-processing. For 2D artwork: Shoot in even...

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2024 Judges Announced

23 October, 2023

Mandorla is thrilled to announce our three esteemed judges for the 2024 Mandorla Art Award. Spanning significant experience across art and theology, we know that our judges will expertly shape the next award with the quality and diversity of selected...

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Mandorla Curator Announcement

17 August, 2023

We warmly welcome our Curator of the Mandorla Art Award, Erin Coates. Over the last few months, Erin has added her expertise and insights to the Mandorla Committee and we are delighted to have her on board planning the 2024...

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Interview with 2022 Mandorla major winner

2 August, 2022

Chalice – A Lightness of Being Sylvia Grevel interviews Claire Beausein In between Broome and country Victoria, Mandorla Committee Member Sylvia Grevel interviews Claire Beausein in Fremantle. She has just won the 2022 Mandorla Art Award. Claire shares her background: “I...

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Brisbane critical care nurse wins People’s Choice

18 June, 2022

Queensland artist and critical care nurse Kirilee West has been announced as the winner of the $2,000 Mandorla Art Award People’s Choice Award by Abbot John Herbert at New Norcia Museum and Art Gallery. The work, 3.42am, depicts a poignant and...

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2022 Mandorla Art Award winners announced

7 June, 2022

Australia’s most significant thematic Christian art prize has been announced at Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth. The Award has attracted some of the nation’s finest artists since it was first established in 1985. This year, of 275 submissions,...

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First Mandorla winner passes away

22 March, 2022

Theo Koning, the first winner of the Mandorla Art Award in 1985 with Re-creation (pictured), passed away peacefully on 14 March. His winning work is currently on display in the Mandorla Gallery at New Norcia. The Fremantle-based artist is remembered for his...

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Zoom to Finish webinar

1 March, 2022

To assist artists in preparing their entry for the 2022 Mandorla Art Award, a webinar was presented with two speakers: Understanding metaphor and symbolism with Mandorla Chairperson Angela McCarthy. Symbol and metaphor are words that are sometimes used interchangeably. They are...

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$42,000 in prizes, enter now.

29 January, 2022

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New Norcia Theme Retreat

26 January, 2022

Participants delved 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...

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Theme Forum on YouTube

26 January, 2022

Held in September at Holmes à Court Gallery, 10 Douglas St, West Perth, the venue for the 2022 Mandorla Art Award. The Theme Panel was steered by MC Mike Crichton from Sonshine FM, as the panel explored multiple viewpoints to...

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Mandorla 2022 Theme Forum live stream

13 September, 2021

See the live stream of the Mandorla Art Award 2022 Theme Forum direct from Holmes à Court Gallery in West Perth, this Saturday 1pm – 2pm Western Standard Time Perth at facebook.com/MandorlaArtAward. Holmes à Court Gallery is also the venue for...

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2021 winner Britt Mikkelsen speaks about her work and practice

1 July, 2021

Listen to the Podcast of Western Australian artist Britt Mikkelsen, who speaks to Sylvia Grevel about her practice and her work, 8200 Souls, winner of the major $25,000 St John of God Health Care Prize at the 2021 Mandorla Art Award....

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