the churchie emerging art prize 2022

the churchie emerging art prize 2022

Join us at the Institute of Modern Art for the churchie emerging art prize 2022.

Since its inception at the Anglican Church Grammar School in 1987, the churchie has identified and profiled rising artistic talent. Today it is one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists.

The finalists’ exhibition, presented at the IMA since 2019, provides a survey of the compelling and diverse work being produced by early-career artists in mediums spanning painting, knitting, video, drawing, installation, and more.

The 2022 finalists’ exhibition is curated by Elena Dias-Jayasinha, an emerging Sri Lankan-Australian curator and art historian based in Brisbane. Her role as curator is generously supported by Armitstead ART Consulting.

Thanks to generous sponsors, ‘the churchie’ offers a prize pool of $25,000. The Major Prize Winner will receive a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture, selected by guest judge Sebastian Goldspink.

Other prizes include a $5,000 Special Commendation prize sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions, and two Commendation prizes of $1,000 sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services. A People’s Choice Award of $3,000, also sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services will be announced at the conclusion of the finalists’ exhibition, and one lucky voter will receive a night away thanks to Spicers Retreats.

The prize announcement will take place at the gallery on Friday 2 September.

Image courtesy of Linda Sok.

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