Joint winners announced for 2012 Blake Prize - Art Collector

Eveline Kotai, Writing on Air - Mantra, Triptych, 2012. Paint marker on canvas and nylon thread on linen, 120 x 290cm. Courtesy: the artist and Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

13 November 2012 | This year judges awarded the Blake Prize for religious and spiritual art to two winners, Fabian Astore and Eveline Kotai.

The judging panel, which included curator Felicity Fenner, artist Hossein Valamanesh and academic Roland Boer, reached the decision unanimously.

The $20,000 prize money will now be split between the two winners.

Kotai entered a triptych called
Writing on Air – Mantra, made out of tiny cut-up pieces of Buddhist scriptures, and Astore looked at the role of ritual in daily life in Threshhold.

Installation artist Janet Laurence was among those highly commended.

The John Coburn Emerging Artist Award, also awarded under the Blake Prize banner, went to Hyun-Hee Lee for a work relating to her conversion from Buddhism to Catholicism.

The award exhibition continues until 16 December 2012 at the SH Ervin Gallery in Sydney.

Jane O'Sullivan

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