Event the churchie emerging art prize 2023

the churchie emerging art prize 2023

Artist Talks

03 June 2023

Join us in the gallery for floor talks with several artists in the churchie emerging art prize 2023. Facilitated by exhibition curator Sebastian Henry-Jones, hear insights into the practices and works of artists Melody PalomaJoel Spring, and Ash Tower.

the churchie emerging art prize is one of Australia’s leading prizes for emerging artists. The finalists’ exhibition provides a survey of the compelling and diverse work being produced by early-career artists today. This year’s exhibition features works by thirteen finalists from across Australia in an exploration of the theme of context.

Featuring works by Alrey Batol, Amanda Bennetts, Dylan Bolger, Luke Brennan, Matthew Brown, Raf McDonald, Corben Mudjandi, Melody Paloma, Roberta Joy Rich, Joel Spring, Jess Tan, Debbie Taylor Worley, and Ash Tower.

Then at 1pm, join us for a talk on mothering and art by this year’s guest judge Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University.


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We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.

To find out more, contact us at ima@ima.org.au, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. You can also read our access information for visitors here: Word Doc or PDF.

Image: Ash Tower, 'ord[i]nance III', 2022, lead, marbled paper, archive box. Courtesy the artist.

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