Tune into the live prize announcement!


'the churchie', one of Australia's leading prizes for early-career artists, returns to the IMA this week. The finalists' exhibition is on display from this Friday 18 September until 19 December.

The exhibition includes work by 13 artists from across the country—Nathan Beard, Tom Blake, Jessica Bradford, Martin George, Yasbelle Kerkow, Guy Louden, Lachlan McKee, Georgia Morgan, Nabilah Nordin, James Nguyen, Emily Parsons-Lord, Marina Pumani Brown, and Athena Thebus—and is curated by Talia Smith. For those unable to travel to see the show an interactive virtual tour will be available and a digital exhibition catalogue. 

‘the churchie’ offers a prize pool of $25,000, with the overall winner receiving a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture, with additional commendation prizes sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions and Madison Cleaning.

Tune in via the live stream to hear the prizes announced by this year's judge Tarun Nagesh (Curator, Asian Art, QAGOMA) at 6.30pm AEST this Friday 18 September. See the announcement via the IMA's Facebook or Instagram profiles.

Image: Guy Louden, 'Snake', 2020, software, hardware, live financial data and news, 13 x 30 x 3cm