The 65th Blake Prize: Leslie Rice
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre has announced the finalists for The 65th Blake Prize, one of Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious prizes which encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art. The Blake Prize is widely respected for attracting artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and ages. Finalists range from leading contemporary practitioners to emerging and self-taught artists. This year there were 769 entries from artists hailing from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, United States and United Kingdom and from every Australian state and territory. Leslie Rice has been selected as one of 80 finalists for final judging and exhibition, where the winner will receive a non-acquisitive prize of $35,000.