Event the churchie emerging art prize 2023

the churchie emerging art prize 2023

Official Opening + Prize Announcement

02 June 2023

Join us for the official opening and prize announcement of the churchie emerging art prize 2023.

Bringing together thirteen artists from across the country, the finalists’ exhibition surveys the compelling and diverse work being produced by emerging artists today.

This year’s finalists are 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.

Celebrate the announcement of the winners of the $15,000 Overall Prize, sponsored by BSPN Architecture; the $5,000 Special Commendation Prize, sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions; and the two $1,000 Sam Whiteley Highly Commended Memorial Prizes, also sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services.

The prizes will be awarded on the evening by guest judge Tara McDowell, Associate Professor and Director of Curatorial Practice at Monash University, Melbourne.


COVID-19 Advice

The IMA strongly encourages mask-wearing onsite in the galleries and for events to keep our community safe. If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. ⁠



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: Joel Spring, 'TERRA- memory + soil', 2022. In collaboration with Victoria Pham. Installation view, West Space, Melbourne. Photo: Janelle Low.

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