'the churchie' Opening + Prize Announcement News

'the churchie' Opening + Prize Announcement

27 September 2021

The official opening and prize announcement of the churchie emerging art prize 2021 will take place at the IMA Friday 22 October, from 6pm. Please note the event has been rescheduled from Friday 8 October to 22 October in light of changing COVID-19 restrictions.

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 AhamatTiyan BakerChristopher BassiLeon Russell (Cameron) BlackOhni BluRiana Head-ToussaintVisaya Hoffie, Kait JamesAlexa MalizonKyra MancktelowIvy MinnieconNina SanadzeJayanto Tan, and Joanne Wheeler. The 2021 finalists 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 finalists’ exhibition.


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The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.