THE 66TH BLAKE PRIZE
Hopper, Switch and Upper Turbine Galleries
13 February - 11 April 2021
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.
The 66th Blake Prize exhibition presents works by 86 shortlisted finalists who have engaged with 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.
We announced the winners of the major prizes on the 13th of February. Watch the video to see the official awards ceremony.
LET'S TALK ABOUT DEATH | DEATH CAFE
5 - 26 March 2021
Fridays, 10 - 11am
$15 per session OR $40 for the 4 weeks
Casula Powerhouse will be running a 4-week Death café to explore key themes and ideas that are raised in the Blake Prize. It will be facilitated by an educator who will prompt discussion around dying and the afterlife. There will be a guest speaker at each Death café, such as religious leaders, funeral home workers and palliative care nurses or service providers and artists from the exhibition.
Schedule of Speakers:
5 March - Sandy Benton (Manager, Max Perrams Funerals, Liverpool)
12 March - Gregory Webb (Integrated Oncology Programs Manager for SWSLDH Cancer Services, Liverpool Hospital)
19 March - Paul Cooper (Artist, Graduate of Sydney Gallery School and Sydney College of the Arts)
26 March - Leyla Stevens (Artist, Winner of the 66th Blake Prize)
23, 25 February 2021
2 - 30 March 2021
1, 6, 8 April 2021
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30pm
$5 (+ booking fee)
Why not on your lunch break join us at Casula Powerhouse on a guided tour of the current exhibitions on display, including the 66th Blake Prize exhibition? Take a deeper look at the art on display and get to interrogate the ideas behind the exhibitions, as well as exploring the history about Casula Powerhouse. The guided tours will be run by our Public Programs and Education Team.