Saturday, July 25, 2015

Australia's Blake Prize for religious art increases prize money by $10,000

By Andrew Taylor
'It's just a Jew on the cross': Adam Cullen said this of his depiction of Christ, which was entered in the 2008 Blake Prize.
AUSTRALIA---Threatened with damnation after it was deserted by sponsors last year, Australia's top prize for religious art has found a saviour. The Blake Prize will be taken over by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, which will award it every two years, increase prize money and offer a one-month residency and solo exhibition at a facility run by Liverpool City Council. The winner of the 64th Blake Prize, which will be awarded in February 2016, will receive $35,000 – a $10,000 increase in prize money – while the emerging artist award will increase by $1000 to $6000. [link]