November 30, 2015

Blake Prize finalists announced

 Casula Powerhouse Art Centre (CPAC) and the Blake Society announced finalists for the 2016 Blake Prize, Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious art prize which encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art. The Blake Prize exhibition will be presented for the first time at CPAC, from 13 February until 24 April 2016, featuring the work of 8o finalists from across Australia, Ireland, the USA, Switzerland, France, Germany and New Zealand. 
The winner of the 64th Blake Prize – presented biennially – receives $35,000 and the Emerging Artist Award, an acquisitive prize, is awarded $6,000. In addition, CPAC will also offer the inaugural Blake Residency program a one-month residency at CPAC and a solo exhibition which will be unveiled at the 2018 Blake exhibition program.  This year there were 594 entries for the Prize with the 80 finalists selected by the curatorial team at CPAC.

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