Needham Art Prize

 

$8,750 ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE

The Needham Religious Art Prize Competition is a biennial exhibition and will be held next in 2017.

The Needham Religious Art Prize was established in 1998 through the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier, to encourage artists to interpret or portray an event character, story or truth from the Bible.

The Needham Religious Art Prize attracts challenging and thought-provoking paintings from artists who draw inspiration from both the Old and the New Testaments.  Entries have come from South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.  Distinguished judges have been Giles Auty (1998, then national art critic for The Australian);  Ben Gennochio (2000, art critic for The Australian);  John McDonald (2002, then Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia);  Frances Lindsay (2004, Deputy Director of NGV Australia); Dr.  Ian George (2006, former Archbishop of Adelaide);  and Barry Jones AO (2008, polymath and former Federal Government Minister). This year’s judge was Gordon Morrison (2015, Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat).

Details and entry form for the 2017 Needham Art Prize will be available soon

 

2015 Winner

2015 Winner: CHRISTENSEN, Andreas; Easter Morning- The Empty Tomb; 2015; Oil on canvas; 130 x 100 cm

 

NEEDHAM RELIGIOUS ART PRIZE 2015 RESULTS

Winner:

CHRISTENSEN, Andreas; Easter Morning- The Empty Tomb; 2015; Oil on canvas; 130 x 100 cm

Highly Commended:

SHEEHY, Matt; The Beast of Revelation; 2015; Acrylic on canvas; 122 x 91 cm

PETERS, Rachel; Take This Cup; 2015; Acrylic on canvas; 121 x 91 cm

Previous Winners

2013 Winner; SHERRIFF, Helen (She thought he was) The Gardener; Oil and acrylic on a found MDF table top

2008 Winner; Shirley PURDIE; Jesus Dreaming- Ngabuny Ngarrangharni
90 x 119 cm; Ochres and natural pigments on canvas
On loan from the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

2006 Winner; Mark PEARSE; Who is Thy Neighbour
115 x 119 cm framed; Synthetic Polymer on Maisonite
On loan the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

2004 Winner; Franz KEMPF; Meditations I from The Garden Series 
93 x77 cm framed; Oil on paper
On loan from the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

2004 Winner; Franz KEMPF; Meditations II from The Garden Series
100 x 86 cm framed; Oil on paper
On loan from the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

2002 Winner; Claire SOUTER; Luke 2:35, Simeon to Mary: And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart
91 x 122 cm; Oil on Canvas
On loan from the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

1998 Winner, Mark PEARSE, ‘Return of the Prodigal Son’ On loan from the Anglican Parish of Mount Gambier

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