Saturday, February 28, 2015

Australia's Mandorla Launches 2016 Religious Art Award

By Marco Ceccarelli
Paul Kaptein’s hand-carved piece, Untitled, was the winner of last year’s Mandorla Art Award. The Scripture theme was Elijah Meets God. PHOTO: Supplied
AUSTRALIA---Within our own secularised society, less and less attention is drawn to religious art and, as a result, religious works of art are rarely given the merit they deserve. The Mandorla Art Award, Australia’s only thematic Christian art award, is seeking to reverse this trend by inviting artists to create works of art linked to a theme defined by verses from the Bible. The theme chosen for the forthcoming 2016 Mandorla Art Award, The Resurrection, draws on passages from the Bible, including Ezekiel 37:1-4, Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 29:13-35, John 20:11-29 and Romans 6:1-11.[link]