Jordan Azcune has been announced as a finalist in the 66th Blake Prize, with the piece ‘Fishers of Men (going out in twos)’ (2019) to be exhibited in the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in February 2021. The winner will be announced on the opening of the exhibition on 13 February 2021.
Since 1951, The Blake Prize has engaged artists, nationally and internationally, with ideas of spirituality and religion. The prize takes its name from William Blake, the world-famous 18th Century artist, and poet who threaded the religious and artistic throughout his practice. Building on this history, The 66th Blake Prize continues to encourage contemporary artists of varied styles and religious and spiritual allegiances to create significant works of art, which engage in conversations and negotiations concerning spirituality, religion and/or belief.
Full lists of the finalists here
Image 1: Jordan Azcune, studio shoot, 2020, Brisbane, courtesy the artist and COMA. Image 2: Jordan Azcune, Fishers of men (going out in twos) (details), 2019, bees wax, pigment, aluminium composite board, aluminium, polymer adhesive, stainless steel, silicone, fishing lure 160.5 x 61.5 cm / 6 3/18 x 24 7/32 inches