Multifaith Exhibition: Faith in Pandemic Times


Theme: Faith in Pandemic Times

Social restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic have increased feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

And with places of worship forced to close to contain the spread of virus, important religious festivals not celebrated, and religious rituals held online rather than in-person, people have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a sense of community.

The 'Faith in Pandemic Times' theme can be an exploration of any of the following:
- How have you or your faith community been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic ?
- Where have you found strength, hope, and purpose in times of isolation, anxiety, and uncertainty?
- Where have you found faith in pandemic times?
- How does one worship alone? How can you embrace your faith tradition during a pandemic?
- Can sacred texts and rituals provide comfort in times of isolation?
- How have you been able to maintain a sense of community?

Call for Artists:

The Moonee Valley Interfaith Network is calling upon artists to participate in an artistic exploration of the theme ‘Faith in Pandemic Times’.

Whilst artists do not have to be part of a faith or a religious tradition, all artwork submitted must closely align to the theme.

Photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and all other visual arts will be considered for this exhibition.

To enter, artists need to complete the online entry form below.

Entries open 1 December 2021 and close 5pm on 21 January 2022.  Entry is free. Late applications will not be accepted.

Clear photographs of the entered work must be submitted with entry, alongside a brief statement that includes the artist’s name, title of the artwork, and mediums used. This information will be used on the wall didactic for gallery visitors to have further insight into the ideas and inspiration behind the art and design work.

Successful applicants will be notified by 1 March 2022 and invited to the opening launch.

Art Exhibition:

The Faith in Pandemic Times exhibition will open Sunday 20 March 2022 and run till 3 April 2022 at the Incinerator Gallery, Boadle Hall Community Theatre - 180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie.

The formal exhibition opening and awards presentation will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday, 20 March 2022.

Prizes to be awarded at the opening are:
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250

Judging and selection panels will comprise of highly regarded art educators and advocates.

Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite work. The People's Choice Award ($250) will be announced on this website on 4 April 2022.

Online Entry Form:

All artists wishing to enter the 'Faith in Pandemic Times' exhibition, must fill out the following entry form.
Please note, entries open 1 December 2021 and close 5pm on 21 January 2022.
Entry is free. Late applications will not be accepted.
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