Posted on August 08, 2011
Congratulations to Dawn Stubbs for being selected as a finalist in the 2011 Blake Art Prize for religious art, with her painting that portrays Jesus, Mary and Joseph as orang-utans.
The work, G9 features a trio of orang-utans with haloes, sitting under a quote from Genesis. In the quote, Noah and his sons are urged to "increase in number" and have "all the beasts of the Earth" live in fear.
The Blake Prize, the nation's best-known and most controversial award for religious art, marks its 60th anniversary this year. It attracted more than 1100 entries, since whittled down to 72 finalists.