The theme for the 2022 Mandorla Art Award is:
Metamorphosis – a profound or radical change
Reference: “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:19)
In our pandemic world people have been forced to change their behaviour, work habits, eating habits, socialising rituals, and many other aspects of life. In our contemporary world, environmental changes affect oceans, land and humankind. Artists can help us to understand the depth of these changes and open us up to new ways of seeing what is possible, what is abhorrent, what is virtuous, what is needed.
The Mandorla Art Award for 2022 has chosen Metamorphosis as its theme so we can continue to develop our understanding of what these radical changes mean to us today.
There are multiple layers in the theme for artists to explore, providing reflection and opening meaningful conversations for visitors to the exhibition, which a public program will explore further.
Opening Night: 6pm Friday 20 May 2022
Exhibition dates: 21 May – 10 June 2022
Artist Talks :
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Saturday, 21 May 2022
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Saturday, 4 June 2022
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Saturday, 7 June 2022
For all artwork enquiries please contact [email protected]
Selection Panel: Honorary Professor Ted Snell, Edith Cowan University; Susanna Castleden, artist and Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Graduate Research in the Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University, and Glen Morrison, Theologian.
Judges: Chris Malcolm, Director John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University; Erin Coates, artist and Public Art, City of Perth, and Ros Fairless, Theologian.