Tomorrow’s Art. Emerging Today

Australia’s oldest prize for emerging artists

Australia’s most diverse art prize for emerging contemporary artists

Artists in every visual medium are encouraged to enter the churchie emerging art prize.

Founded in 1987, the churchie emerging art prize is a leading Australian contemporary art award that has launched the careers of some of Australia’s most renowned emerging artists. Each year ‘the churchie’ profiles a diverse range of evocative and mesmorizing pieces that showcases Australian contemporary art practice.

Enter the Award

$25,000 Prize Pool

Meet our Judge

Tara McDowell

Meet our Curator

Sebastian Henry-Jones

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