the churchie emerging art prize 2021
Opening + Prize Announcement
22 October 2021
Join us at the IMA to celebrate the official opening and prize announcement of the churchie emerging art prize 2021.
The winner of the $15,000 Major Prize sponsored by BSPN Architecture will be announced on the evening by guest judge Rhana Devenport ONZM, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Those who can’t physically attend are invited to tune into the livestream via our Facebook page from 6.30pm.
Bringing together 14 artists from across the country, the finalists’ exhibition surveys the compelling and diverse work being produced by emerging artists today.
The 2021 finalists are: Akil Ahamat, Tiyan Baker, Christopher Bassi, Leon Russell (Cameron) Black, Ohni Blu, Riana Head-Toussaint, Visaya Hoffie, Kait James, Alexa Malizon, Kyra Mancktelow, Ivy Minniecon, Nina Sanadze, Jayanto Tan, and Joanne Wheeler. The exhibition is guest curated by artist, writer, and curator Grace Herbert in a role supported by Armitstead ART Consulting.
The Major Prize winner will receive a $15,000 non-acquisitive cash prize provided by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture. 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 exhibition.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 3252 5750. Read our access information for visitors here.
COVID safety advice:
—please wear a mask and check-in on arrival as per government advice
—stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
—if you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member
—maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility
Please do not attend if, in the last 14 days you have:
—returned to Australia from overseas (other than a safe travel zone country)
—been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case
—been in a Queensland declared COVID-19 hotspot, place of concern or exposure venue, as defined by the Chief Health Officer
—had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms in the last 72 hours