Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blake Prize for religious art is resurrected in Australia

By Gina Fairley

AUSTRALIA---A miracle of sponsorship has allowed the prestigious Blake Prize for religious art to rise again, defying Doomsday predictions.At the close of the 63rd Blake Art Prize in January this year, Chairman of The Blake Society, Rev. Dr. Rod Pattenden told ArtsHub that unless the Prize could secure a sponsor it would ‘extinguish itself’. It seems that miracles do happen. Casula Powerhouse Art Centre (CPAC) and Liverpool City Council have announced that the future of the prestigious Blake Prize has been secured with a move to Western Sydney and a guarantee of $25,000 annually, in perpetuity. [link]