62nd Blake Prize

Exploring the religious and spiritual in art and poetry

Exhibition: 11 June to 19 July 2014

Gallery Talk: Saturday 19 July at 2pm

Dani Marti "Butterfly Man"

Dani Marti Butterfly Man 2012, still from video

Since 1951 the Blake Prize has provided a platform for artists and poets to explore the nature of the spiritual and religious imagination through a wide range of artistic responses. These responses explore the nature of human knowledge as well as our responsibilities to the wider creation and specifically issues of human justice.

While some works focus on the substance of religious tradition, there are many artists and poets who are drawn to illuminate the nature of the human project, its health and its survival. This involves both inspiration and irritation within the creative process as artists and poets demonstrate the wider social function of the arts. A healthy society welcomes and nurtures this imagination of alternatives.

- Rev Dr Rod Pattenden, Chairperson, The Blake Society Ltd

Please join us for a Gallery Talk with Rev Dr Rod Pattenden on Saturday 19 July at 2pm. Entry is free, all welcome & refreshments will be served. Rod will be speaking about contemporary spirituality in the context of the Blake Prize exhibition.

Your RSVP for the Gallery Talk is appreciated, please phone the University Gallery 02 4921 5255 or email gallery@newcastle.edu.au

Download a pdf of the 62nd Blake Prize Touring Exhibition catalogue (1.2MB)