the churchie emerging art prize 2021
09 October–18 December 202109 Oct–18 Dec 2021
‘the churchie’ is one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists. Presented at the IMA since 2019, the finalists’ exhibition provides a survey of the compelling and diverse work being produced by emerging artists today.
The Major Prize winner will receive a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize provided by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture, to be announced by a guest judge, Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, at the opening of the exhibition Friday 8 October 2021.
The judge will also award a Special Commendation Prize of $5,000, sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions, as well as two $1,000 Commendation Prizes sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services. A People’s Choice Award of $3,000, also sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services, will be awarded by popular vote at the conclusion of the finalists’ exhibition.
The finalists exhibition will be guest curated by artist, writer, and curator Grace Herbert in a role sponsored by Armitstead ART Consulting.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.