‘the churchie’ returns to the Institute of Modern Art once more in 2021. With a legacy built over 34 years, the prize provides a platform for up-and-coming Australian artists to be profiled on a national stage.
The prize provides valuable exposure, an exhibition opportunity at one of Australia’s leading contemporary art spaces, curatorial support, and a career-boosting chance at the $15,000 major prize.
Entry is open to artists of all ages and disciplines who identify as early career and are Australian citizens or residents. ‘the churchie’ finalists will be selected based on the strength of their practice as a whole.
Guest curator Grace Herbert will curate the exhibition, supporting artists to present their work at the IMA. Additionally, selected artists will receive artist fees and freight support.
Continuing and expanding on the prize’s rich legacy, the 2021 exhibition will provide a survey of some of the most compelling art being produced by emerging artists in Australia today.
Thanks to generous supporters, ‘the churchie’ offers a prize pool of $25,000, with the overall winner receiving a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing sponsor, BSPN Architecture. Venue: Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane For more information email email@example.com