the churchie
  • Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Callum McGrath, Min Wong, Jordan Azcune, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm, Shireen Taweel. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Mason Kimber, Min Wong, Joy Ivill, Callum McGrath. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Jane Skeer, Sarah Poulgrain, Melanie Jame Wolf. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. In view: Gidon Sack, Tracey Lamb, Nadia Hernández. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Nadia Hernández, 'Remezcla #2 (Remix #2)', 2019; 'Remezcla #3 (Remix #3)', 2019. Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Ben Soedradjit, 'Nosedive (Sydney to Denpasar)', 2019; 'Campur (or the ultimate paradox of cultural authenticity)', 2019; 'Perkawinan (Kind of hard to believe)', 2019. Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Sarah Poulgrain, 'A Set of New Skills', 2019, women seat, book table. Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Sarah Poulgrain, 'A Set of New Skills', 2019, women seat, book table. Installation view: 'the churchie', Institute of Modern Art. Photo: Louis Lim.

  • Tracey Lamb, 'After Alma - abstract architectural assemblage', 2019, welded steel sculptures coloured with enamel paint, dimensions variable.

  • Caroline Garcia, 'Imperial Reminiscence', 2018, digital video, colour, sound, 00:10:15. Edition of 5. Assistant producer: Rachael Melky.

  • Melanie Jame Wolf, 'Parade : Parade', 2019, 2 channel Full HD video. Edition 1 of 3 + 1AP.

  • Jane Skeer, 'True Blue', 2018.

  • Callum McGrath, 'Untitled (For Felix)', 2019, looped video, colour, sound, 00:20:00.

  • Shireen Taweel, 'Razing Legacy', 2019, hand pierced copper, dimensions variable.

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the churchie

national emerging art prize

13 September–21 December 201913 Sep–21 Dec 2019

#thechurchie

The IMA has partnered with one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists, ‘the churchie’ in 2019.

Since its inception at Anglican Church Grammar School in 1987, the prize has sought to identify and profile the next generation of contemporary artists from across Australia. The IMA and ‘the churchie’ partnership continues to support emerging artists. Finalists receive professional curatorial advice, networking and promotional opportunities, along with vital exposure on both a local and national stage.

Offering a total prize pool of $25,000 the overall winner receives a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize—donated by long-standing sponsor of ‘the churchie’, BSPN Architecture.

This year, the IMA and ‘the churchie’ are excited to announce the appointment of Naomi Blacklock as the inaugural emerging curator of the exhibition and Amy Barrett-Lennard, Director of Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, as the guest judge.

This year’s finalists are: Ronnie Allen (WA), Jordan Azcune (QLD), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Dennis Golding (NSW), Nadia Hernández (NSW), Joy Ivill (NSW), Nicolette Johnson (QLD), Mason Kimber (NSW), Tracey Lamb (VIC), Callum McGrath (QLD), Sarah Poulgrain (QLD), Gidon Sack (NSW), Kaspar Schmidt Mumm (SA), Jane Skeer (SA), Ben Soedradjit (NSW), Louise Tate (VIC), Shireen Taweel (NSW), Melanie Jame Wolf (VIC), and Min Wong (NSW).⁠

The 2019 Winner is Nadia Hernández, with commendation prizes awarded to Ben SoedradjitShireen Taweel, and Sarah Poulgrain  Read more here.

Visit churchieemergingart.com for more details.

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