Thursday, June 14, 2018

Perth artist wins Australia's $25K Christian art prize with "God is in the House"

THE AUSTRALIAN
By Victoria Laurie
God is in the House by Mikaela Castledine, winner of the Mandorla Art Award.
The theme of “a new heaven and a new earth” for this year’s Mandorla Art Award resonated so strongly with Perth artist Mikaela Castledine that she decided to enter for the first time. And she won. Her unusual work, God is in the House, was awarded the $25,000 acquisitive prize at Perth’s Turner Galleries in front of a crowd that included Anglican and Catholic bishops. The Mandorla Art Award for religious art is a biennial event that invites work interpreting Christian themes and texts. Castledine made a miniature “sacred city” assembled on mirror glass. Created out of ready-made glass objects and ceramic towers, it has turrets topped with exquisitely fine crochet domes. [More]
God is in the House by Mikaela Castledine, winner of the Mandorla Art Award.