• Open for entries: 'the churchie' 2020
  • 28/01/2020

    ‘the churchie’ returns to the Institute of Modern Art once more in 2020, debuting a new look and new approach.

    Since its inception at Anglican Church Grammar School in 1987, the prize...

  • 2019 Winners Announced
  • 14/09/2019

    ‘the churchie’ and the IMA are excited to announce the winner of the churchie national emerging art prize 2019. Congratulations Nadia Hernández, the recipient of the non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing...

  • 2019 Finalists Announced
  • 29/07/2019

    ‘the churchie’ Committee and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane have announced the finalists for the churchie national emerging art prize 2019. From over 450 entries submitted, 19 artists have been selected as Australia’s...

  • New Partnership Announcement and Entries Open May 2019
  • 26/03/2019

    In 2019 ‘the churchie’ will again assert its position as one of Australia’s leading emerging art prizes as it moves into an exciting and pivotal new partnership with the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane. This...

  • 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner Announced
  • 05/11/2018

    The winner of ‘the churchie’ People’s Choice Award 2018 is Priscilla Beck for her installation of found charcoal titled ‘transparent things’. Priscilla is awarded a non-acquisitive cash prize of $3,000 generously sponsored by...

  • 2018 Winners Announced
  • 12/09/2018

    The winner of the ‘the churchie’ 2018 is Caroline Gasteen for her series of three oil paintings. Caroline Gasteen is a Brisbane-based artist whose practice focuses on the two-dimensional image as object. Her...

  • 2018 Finalists Announced
  • 21/06/2018

    ‘the churchie’ Committee and QUT Art Museum today announced the finalists for the churchie national emerging art prize 2018. From over 1000 individual artworks submitted, 35 artists, crossing a broad range of disciplines, have...

  • 2018 Judge Announced
  • 27/04/2018

    The long run of high-profile industry professionals associated with the churchie national emerging art prize continues with Lisa Havilah, director of Carriageworks, Sydney announced as the 2018 judge.

    Under her...

  • 2018 Call for Entries and People’s Choice Award
  • 24/04/2018

    Entries are now open for one of the nation's leading contemporary emerging art prizes, the churchie national emerging art prize  2018. Now in its thirty-first year, ‘the churchie’ continues to...

  • 2017 Winners Announced
  • 14/11/2017

    The 2017 winner of the churchie national emerging art prize (‘the churchie’) is Pierre Mukeba for his series of six large-scale figurative textile paintings. Taking a critical view of the social, political and...