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The 66th Blake Art Prize

About The Blake Prize

The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s longest-standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about religion and spirituality through art. Hosted by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council since 2016, The 66th Blake Prize will return in 2020.

Key dates:
29 November 2019 - Entries open
3 April 2020 - Entries close

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Entries now open

Entries for the 66th Blake Art & Poetry Prizes are now open. Submissions exploring the wider experience of spirituality, religion and/or belief are invited. The Blake Art Prize attracts entries from artists around the world looking for exposure for their work, the opportunity to be hung in the exhibition and to compete for various prizes including the $35,000 main prize.

The Blake Poetry Prize invites written submissions of up to 100 lines which will be displayed alongside the Art Prize in 2020. The winning entry receives a prize of $5000.

Since 1951, The Blake Prize has engaged artists, nationally and internationally, with ideas of spirituality and religion. The prize takes its name from William Blake, the world-famous 18th Century artist, and poet who threaded the religious and artistic throughout his practice. Building on this history, The 66th Blake Prize continues to encourage contemporary artists of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art, which engage in conversations and negotiations concerning spirituality, religion and/or belief.

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has proudly presented The Blake Prize as a biennial event since 2016, ensuring the future of this landmark prize. Casula Powerhouse is ideally positioned in Liverpool, a community of people from over 150 different birthplaces, speaking over 140 languages with an equally diverse range of faith backgrounds. We are committed to supporting emerging and established artists to create work that reflect Australian communities.


Since 2016 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) has conducted The Blake Prize as a bi-annual event, ensuring the future of this landmark prize. CPAC will maintain the guiding principles of The Blake Prize, continuing to engage contemporary artists, both nationally and internationally, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non – belief. The Blake Prize presents an aesthetic means of exploring the wider experience of spirituality and all this may entail through the visionary imagining of contemporary artists.

The Blake Prize takes its name from William Blake who succeeded in integrating the religious and artistic in his work. The prize aims to encourage contemporary artists of varied styles, religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art which engage in conversations and negotiations concerning spirituality and religion.

Three prizes are selected by the judges for the best contemporary art work that addresses the religious or spiritual. The Blake Prize is a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000, The Blake Emerging Artist Prize is an acquisitive prize of $6,000 and The Blake Established Artist Residency consisting of a residency and solo exhibition hosted by CPAC. All prizes are strictly non-sectarian. Entries are not restricted to works related to any faith or artistic style. All artworks entered must have a recognisable exploration of faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and/or non-belief.

The Blake Poetry Prize 2020

About The Blake Poetry Prize

The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less.

Key dates:
29 November 2019 - Entries open
3 April 2020 - Entries close

Click here to enter The Blake Poetry Prize

Entries now open.

The Blake Poetry Prize ($5,000) challenges Australian poets of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to explore the wider experience of spirituality, religion, and/or belief in a new work of 100 lines or less.  Please note each entry requires a separate payment. Eligible entries require both a completed entry form and payment of fee.

The 2020 Blake Poetry Prize is managed by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in collaboration with WestWords.


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre manages and hosts The Blake Poetry Prize as a biennial event. Liverpool City Library and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will maintain the guiding principles of The Blake Poetry Prize in continuing to engage contemporary poets, both national and international, in conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non-belief. The Blake Poetry Prize is an aesthetic means of exploring the wider experience of spirituality with the visionary imagining of contemporary poets.

The Blake Prize takes its name from William Blake, a poet and artist who integrated religious and artistic content in his work. The Blake Poetry Prize challenges contemporary poets of disparate styles to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. The Blake Poetry Prize is strictly non-sectarian. The entries are not restricted to works related to any faith or any artistic style, but all poems entered must have a recognisable religious or spiritual integrity.

Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition & Art Prize

The annual Mil-Pra Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) exhibition and art prize celebrates the significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our region and beyond. Presented at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, the 28th Annual Mil-Pra AECG Exhibition will feature an exciting variety of artworks, from painting to ceramics and sculptural pieces by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of all ages living in both NSW and the ACT.

This year, the Mil-Pra AECG Award of $1500 will be awarded to the artist whose work best responds to the 2019 theme “Hear My Voice”.

Other major prizes include; the $2000 acquisitive Maria Lock Award and the $3000 acquisitive Liverpool City Council’s Mayor’s Choice Award , the Bruce & Carol Kendall OAM Memorial Award of $500, KARI Award of $500, the Kate Nicholas Liverpool Women’s Services Award of $500, Family and Early Childhood Art Award of $50 as well as awards for various student categories.

The exhibition will be open from 23 November 2019 – 26 January 2020  (please check times over the holiday period.)


Artwork Delivery: 2 November | 10am - 3pm

Enter Online now through to 18 October

Prizes. Terms & Conditions.

Any Questions? registration@casulapowerhouse.com or reception@casulapowerhouse.com
(02) 8711 7123 - Please visit the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre front desk if you require a paper form.


KEY DATES:

Entries Open: 16 August
Entries Close: 18 October
Artwork Delivery: 2 November (10pm - 3pm)
Exhibition Launch: 30 November (2pm - 4pm)


Koreena Leverett, Hear my mother's stories, Acrylic on Canvas, 2018, Winner of Mil-Pra Award 2018

Liverpool Art Society Exhibition

Liverpool Art Society and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are proud to present the 22nd Annual Liverpool Art Society Exhibition. The annual Liverpool Art Society exhibition, presented at Casula Powerhouse since 1998, promotes and celebrates the creative talent of our region. This year the exhibition will feature an array of artworks from painting, ceramics, sculpture and photography from Liverpool Art Society members of all ages.

The Casula Powerhouse Scholarship Prize of $1500 aims to support the development of an artist’s professional practice by providing the opportunity for further research and present a solo exhibition for Casula Powerhouse’s Marsden Gallery in late 2020.

Other major prizes to be awarded include; the acquisitive Liverpool City Council Overall Winner Prize of $5000 and the ANZ Technical Excellence and ANZ Award for Innovation prizes at $750 each.

The exhibition will be open from 7 December 2019 until 9 February 2020.


Artwork Delivery: 2 November  | 10am - 3pm

Enter Online now through to 18 October

Prizes, Terms & Conditions.

Any Questions? registration@casulapowerhouse.com or reception@casulapowerhouse.com
(02) 8711 7123 - Please visit the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre front desk if you require a paper form.


KEY DATES:

Entries Open: 23 August
Entries Close: 18 October
Artwork Delivery: 2 November (10am - 3pm)
Exhibition Launch: 7 December (2pm - 4pm)

** To be part of this exhibition, you need to be a member of Liverpool Art Society. Visit their website for more information: https://www.liverpoolartsociety.com/membership


Hedar Abadi ‘Intimacy’, 2018. 2018 Major prize winner Liverpool Art Society Exhibition.

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