Previous ACE Awards

The 2014 ACE/Mercers' International Book Award

For a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religoius faith and the visual arts

Jointly won by Jane Garnett and Gervase Rosser for Spectacular Miracles: Transforming Images in Italy from the Renaissance to the Present, (Reaktion, 2013) and Megan Holmes The Miraculous Image in Renaissance Florence, (Yale University Press, 2013).

2011 Awards

The ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context 2011

James Hugonin / Anne Vibeke Mou
Contrary Rhythm
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St John’s Church, Healey, Northumberland

 


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The ACE / RIBA Award for Religious Architecture 2011

Given in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects

Communion Design
St Peter’s Church, Peterchurch, Herefordshire

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The ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award 2011

For a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts
Given with kind support from the Mercers’ Company

The winner in 2011 was:

Margot E Fassler 
The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts 

Yale University Press, 2010

2009 Awards

The ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context 2009
Given with kind support from the Michael Marks Charitable Trust

Winner: Tracey Emin For You, Liverpool Cathedral

Also shortlisted:

Brian Catling A Processional Cross, Dorchester Abbey
Shirazeh Houshiary East Window, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Leonard McComb St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds, Westminster Cathedral, London
Rona Smith Northern Elevation & Alison Wilding Garden Fountain, Drinking Fountain and Baptismal Font, Lumen Centre, United Reform Church, London

The ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award

For a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts
Given with kind support from the Mercers’ Company

Winner: Mia M Mochizuki The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566-1672: Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age  (Ashgate, 2008)

Also shortlisted:

Jerrilynn D Dodds, Maria Rosa Menocal & Abigail Krasner Balballe The Arts of Intimacy: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture (Yale University Press, 2008)
Aaron Rosen Imagining Jewish Art: Encounters with the Masters in Chagall, Guston and Kitaj  (Legenda, 2009)
Jeffrey Spier and others Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art  (Yale University Press, 2007)

The ACE / RIBA Award for Religious Architecture
Given in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects

Winner: Hudson Architects, The Salvation Army Chelmsford Corps Building, Chelmsford, Essex

Also shortlisted:

Anthony Rossi, CBE, Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, Little Walsingham, Norfolk
Theis & Khan, Lumen Centre, United Reform Church, London
Eric Parry Architects, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

2007 Awards

The winners of the 2007/8 ACE Awards for Religious Art and Architecture were announced on 23 October at a reception at the Church of All Hallows on the Wall, in the City of London. Sir John Tusa presented the Awards and chaired the evening's proceedings.

ACE Art Award for Art in a Religious Context

The panel for the ACE Award for Art in a Religious Context were unanimous in their decision to award the prize to two artists, Stephen Cox for St Anselm's Altar at Canterbury Cathedral and Rose Finn-Kelcey for Angel at St Paul's Bow Common.

Also short-listed were:
Kathleen Herbert, Stable, Gloucester Cathedral
Susanna Heron, Still Point, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool
John Newling, Chatham Vines, St John's Church, Chatham, Kent
Rona Smith, Power of Two, St Mark's Church, Leeds

 

The ACE / Mercers’ International Book Award

For a book which makes an outstanding contribution to the dialogue between religious faith and the visual arts
Given with kind support from the Mercers’ Company

Winner: Jules Lubbock, Storytelling in Christian Art; From Giotto to Donatello, published by Yale University Press.

Also short-listed:

  • Eamonn Ó'Carragáin, Ritual and the Rood: Liturgical Images and the Old English Poems of the Dream of the Rood

The ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture

Winner: JBKS Architects with Robert Maguire for a new Roman Catholic Church in Basingstoke, dedicated to St Bede.

Also short-listed were:
Chris Churchman Landscape Architects, Wilbury Hills Cemetery, Letchworth Garden City
Thomas Ford and Partners, All Saints Church, West Dulwich, London
David Grindley Architects, Headington Baptist Church, Oxford
Matthew Lloyd Architects, St Paul's Church, Old Ford, Bow, London
SPE Architects, Multi-Faith Centre, University of Derby

2005 Awards

The ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture

Winner:: Falconer Chester Architects (with Landscape Projects): Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool 2003. Photo by Shaw+Shaw

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, 2003

The ACE Award for a Commissioned Artwork in Ecclesiastical Space

Winner: Alison Watt

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2004 Old St Paul's Edinburgh. Photo by Hyjlda Kosaniuk Innes

Still, by Alison Watt, 2004, Old St Paul's Edinburgh

The ACE International Book Award

The award was given jointly to: Paul Binski Becket's Crown; Art and imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300 Yale University Press 2005

Joseph Leo Koerner The Reformation of the Image The University of Chicago Press & Reaktion 2004

Book cover, 'Beckets Crown' by Paul Binski

Book cover, 'The Reformation of the Image' by Joseph Koerner

ALSO SHORTLISTED:

Michelle P Brown The Lindisfarne Gospels; Society, Spirituality and the Scribe British Library Publications & Toronto University Press 2003

The Award winners in 2003 were:

The ACE Award for a Commissioned Artwork in Ecclesiastical Space

Winner: Jim Partridge

The George Bell Altar, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

The George Bell Altar, Christ Church Cathedral

The ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture

Winner: Tony Fretton Architects

Faith House, Holton Lee, Poole

Faith House

The ACE/REEP Award

Winner: Mark Hoare and Deansfield Primary School Faith Garden

Deansfield Primary School Faith Garden