Monday, December 15, 2014

Richard Lewer Wins Australia's 2014 Blake Prize for Religious Art

By Nicholas Forrest
Still from “Worse luck I’m still here” (Blake Prize)
AUSTRALIA---Melbourne-based artist Richard Lewer has been announced the winner of the 2014 Blake Prize for religious art, beating 51 other finalists chosen from more than 1000 submissions to take home the $25,000 prize for his hand-drawn digital animation “Worse luck I’m still here.” Sydney-based artist Emily Sandrussi won the $5,000 John Coburn Emerging Artist Award and Melbourne-based artist Hedy Ritterman won the $5,000 Human Justice Award. The Blake Prize is one Australia’s most prestigious art awards. [link]