Monday, July 18, 2016

Australia's $25,000 Religious Art Prize in the Basket

By Stephen Bevis
Mandorla Art Award winner Megan Robert’s The Bread Basket at Emmaus – then Flesh returned to Word. Bible paper and thread.
AUSTRALIA---A bread basket woven from the pages of the Bible, Sydney textile artist Megan Robert’s representation of the “Word made flesh”, has won the 2016 Mandorla Art Award. Robert was (on July 15) announced as the winner of the $25,000 main prize in Australia’s most significant Christian-themed art prize at Linton and Kay Galleries in Perth. She was selected from 44 featured artists, including comedian, painter and writer Anh Do, previous winner Paul Kaptein and indigenous artist Sally Morgan. Artists submitted works responding to this year’s theme of The Resurrection.[link]