Image: Glenn Morgan High Rise Towers 2021 acrylic on board 236 x 93 cm
Congratulations to Glenn Morgan who has been selected as a finalist in the 67th Blake Prize.
The finalists will be exhibited at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and are in the running to be selected for the major prizes.
The judges have selected contemporary artworks that address ideas related to religion, spirituality and/or belief. There are three prizes to be won and winners will be announced on Saturday 12 March 2022. The Blake Prize is a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000. The Blake Emerging Artist Prize is an acquisitive prize of $6,000. The Blake Established Artist Residency – consisting of a residency and solo exhibition hosted by CPAC.
‘Over the COVID lockdown period in Melbourne, the Flemington housing commission hard lockdown really struck a chord with me. I’m not having a go at the Andrews government, because lockdown needed to happen. And I do believe that it did save lives. However, it was the way that this particular lockdown was done. It really did seem heavy handed, and lacking of all compassion. I can fully understand why these tenants were feeling upset. This painting tells a lot of those individual stories, and emphasises our common humanity.‘ – Glenn Morgan, 2021
Exhibition Dates: 12 March – 22 May 2022
Launch & Winners Announcement: Saturday 12 March 2022
Learn more about the prize at the Casula Powerhouse website.