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Christianity and Art

Australia New-Zealand organizations websites

Australia and New-Zealand organizations and websites


Art and Theology. Rod Pattenden has been involved in the setting up of a new regular blog site that explores the interaction of the Arts with Theology in Australia. It publishes regular activities, reviews and project news.
Blake Prize. Exploring the religious and spiritual in art. The Blake Society, named after the visionary artist and poet, William Blake, is an independent organisation that administers an annual Exhibition and Prize for contemporary religious and spiritual art. The aim of the Blake Society is to encourage contemporary artists to explore the spiritual in art. The Blake Society was formed at the instigation of a Jesuit priest, Michael Scott, a Jewish businessman, Richard Morley and a Catholic lawyer, Mary Tennison Woods. They hoped that the establishment of a prize would encourage artists of disparate styles and religious allegiances to create significant works of art with religious content. (E)
CASE, Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education, New College, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Organizes lectures also on the arts and has an online archive of lectures and materials. (E)
Atelier Studio/Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand, is positioned to support, represent, and promote artists of faith through the development of a network of Christian artists, a monthly exhibition programme, online representation, and annual arts competitions. The gallery space is available for solo or collaborative shows and will host curated group exhibitions that offer an opportunity for art and faith to connect with the community and marketplace. For information including proposal guidelines, gallery rental fees, floor plan, location, and gallery details please email You can follow Atelier Studio|Gallery on Facebook and Instagram by searching for @atelierstudiogallery and for the Atelier Collective Private Facebook Group, go to