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Since its inception at Anglican Church Grammar School in 1987, the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize has sought to identify and profile the next generation of contemporary artists from across Australia. The IMA and ‘the churchie’ partnership will continue to support emerging artists. The selected finalists will receive professional curatorial advice, networking and promotional opportunities, along with vital exposure on both a local and national stage.

Offering a total prize pool of $25,000 the overall winner receives a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize – donated by long-standing sponsor of ‘the churchie’, BSPN Architecture.

Entry to this annual prize is open to artists of all ages and disciplines who identify as early career and are Australian citizens or residents. Artists may submit up to five artworks for consideration, accompanied by an artist CV, and a 300-word artist statement.

The prize is judged by leading gallery directors and curators. Entries close on March 1st, 2020. Enter Now! 

Images: Tracey Lamb ‘After Alma – abstract architectural assemblage’ + Will Nolan ‘DIOR’

Byron Shire

Byron Shire

Byron Shire


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