12 . Feb . 2022
The shortlist has been revealed for the 67th Blake Prize and I am delighted to say that my work, “Roadside Memorial” has been selected.
The Blake Prize; one of Australia’s longest running and most prestigious prize, is a biennial event that engages local and international contemporary artists in conversations on the broader experience of spirituality, religion, and belief.
My work will be on show alongside the other finalists at the 67th Blake Prize exhibition from 12 March to 22 May 2022 at the Casula Powerhouse.
You’re invited to walk through the galleries of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) and engage with thought-provoking artworks selected by this year’s esteemed panel of judges: Australian multi-disciplinary artist Abdul Abdullah, curator Megan Monte and Rosemary Crumlin OAM who is an Australian Sister of Mercy and art historian.
“This year’s Blake Prize finalists have delivered an incredible range of artworks, from painting, photography, sculpture, installation and digital media works exploring the wider experience of spirituality, religion and belief,” said CPAC Director Craig Donarski.
Join me for the winner’s announcement and exhibition launch of the 67th Blake Prize on the 12th of March 2022. Click here to book your FREE ticket to the Winners Announcement event and exhibition opening.
Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Rd Casula NSW 2170 (Enter via Shepherd St)
When: 10am – 5pm, 12 March 2022 – 22 May 2022
About the exhibition:
The Blake Prize has evolved over the past 70 years from a focus on religious figures to a space for artists to explore the complexities of spirituality today, following the changing cultural mix of Australia’s population and our attitudes towards religion and spirituality. Artists from around Australia and abroad were invited to express their journeys in belief, spirituality or non belief through unique works in many different mediums.
“Exploring Australian identity, history and culture is analysed in some of the works, including Ronnie Grammatica’s Roadside Memorial, which looks at the tradition of roadside memorials in Australian culture and asks if they are succeeding traditional commemorative rituals.”
The 67th Blake Prize finalists. 15 January 2022. Art Almanac