Event 'the churchie emerging art prize 2022'

'the churchie emerging art prize 2022'

Prize Announcement

02 September 2022

Join us at the IMA for the prize announcement of the churchie emerging art prize 2022.

The Prize winner will receive a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture and will be announced on the evening by guest judge Sebastian Goldspink. 

A further three prizes will be announced at this event including a $5,000 Special Commendation prize sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions; and two Commendation prizes of $1,000 each sponsored by Madison Cleaning Services.

Those who can’t physically attend are invited to tune into the livestream via our Facebook page from 6.30pm.

This annual prize is open to emerging artists from across Australia working in any visual art medium. This year’s finalists represent a broad spread of artistic concerns and mediums spanning painting, textiles, video, drawing, installation, and more.

The 2022 finalists are: Darcey Bella Arnold (VIC), Emma Buswell (WA), Jo Chew (TAS), Kevin Diallo (NSW), Norton Fredericks (QLD), Jan Gunjaka Griffiths (WA), Jacquie Meng (ACT), Daniel Sherington (QLD), Linda Sok (NSW), Lillian Whitaker (QLD), Agus Wijaya (NSW), and Emmaline Zanelli (SA). 

The exhibition is guest curated by emerging Sri Lankan-Australian curator and art historian Elena Dias-Jayasinha, in a role supported by Armitstead ART Consulting.


COVID-19 Advice

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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.

the churchie emerging art prize 2021 prize announcement. Photographer: Marc Pricop

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