Australian Aboriginal Art Book Wins Prestigious Publishing Award

Our Mob, God’s Story, Bible Society of Australia’s magnificent art book, was awarded the Vallotton Award for new audience products at the UBS Publishers’ Convention in Nairobi earlier this month.

Seven years in the making, and published in 2017, BSA’s bicentenary year, Our Mob, God’s Story: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists Share Their Faith (edited by Louise Sherman & Christobel Mattingley, Bible Society) showcases over 115 paintings by 66 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to celebrate the impact of the Bible on Australia’s First Nations People.

The reader is invited to re-discover God’s story through the personal faith stories and artworks recreated in the book. The vibrant artworks are visually captivating and spiritually moving, depicting some of the most loved stories from the Old and New Testament.

All artists have donated the use of their paintings so when you buy a copy of Our Mob, God’s Story 100% of all profit goes directly towards Indigenous Scripture publications, translation and ministry.

Our Mob, God’s Story was also awarded the 2017 Australian Christian Book of the Year. The Vallotton Awards: Creativity in Context were created by United Bible Societies Fellowship in 2013 in honour of Annie Vallotton, the pioneering Bible illustrator who died in France aged 99 in 2014. The awards recognise the most creative examples of Bible publishing produced by Bible Societies.


For further information, contact Penny Mulvey Head of Communications and Public Affairs, BSA, [email protected]

To order book, go to www.biblesociety.org.au/our-mob