Friday, May 25, 2018

Tina Havelock Stevens wins Australia's Blake Prize for religious art

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
Picture: supplied A still from Tina Havelock Stevens' video work, Giant Rock, which has won the Blake Prize 2018 at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
LIVERPOOL, AU---Sydney-based artist Tina Havelock Stevens has won the 65th Blake Prize for her performance video work, Giant Rock, 2017. Stevens was announced as the winner of the $35,000 prize on Saturday 19 May at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. With a background in documentary film making and as a drummer in rock and post-punk bands, Stevens regularly takes her drum kit to unconventional sites around the world to respond to them rhythmically.  The Blake Prize, engages contemporary artists, both nationally and internationally, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non – belief. The Blake Prize is a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000.
Finalists of The 65th Blake Prize 
Belinda Allen | Uri Auerbach | Maree Azzopardi | Tiyan Baker | Hayley Millar Baker | Karen Bloomfield | Jules Boag | Lisa Bowen | Daniel Butterworth | Louis Cagalj | Laura Carthew | Thomas C. Chung | Tracey Clement | Matthew Couper | Adam Cusack | Sam Doctor | Nyinta Donald | John A Douglas | Blak Douglas | Mikala Dwyer | Yvonne East | Jackson Farley | Madeline Fountain | Ben Fuog | Donna Gough | Craig Green | Tim Gregory | Amala Groom | Patrick Hall | Sue Healey | Doug Heslop | Hobart Hughes | Sean Hutton | Mehwish Iqbal | Anna Jacobson | Leah Jeffries | Rus Kitchin | Alex Latham | Rosalind Lemoh | Leon Lester | Pamela Leung | Wade Marynowksy | Martin George and Raphaella Mazzone | Teena McCarthy | Chi Chi Menendez | Chris O’Doherty aka Reg Mombassa | Nasim Nasr | Alexandra Nemaric | Catherine ODonnell | Becc Ország | Philjames | Rodney Pople | Deborah Prior | Rebekah Pryor | Clache Raong | Leslie Rice | Tobias Richardson | Dasha Riley | Khaled Sabsabi | Jeramie Scahill | Greg Semu | Aemmon Sheehan | Gary Smith | Shane Smithers | Paul Snell | Tina Havelock Stevens | Jacqui Stockdale | Zara Sullivan | Linda Syddick | Cyrus Tang | Jonathan Rose and Annette Thas | Floria Tosca | Mark Tweedie | Brenda Walsh | Greg Warburton | Lachlan Warner | Vanessa White | Sarah Woodward | Kayo Yokoyama