The curator of the churchie emerging art prize 2021 is Grace Herbert.
Grace will sit on the selection panel and work with the selected artists to curate the finalists exhibition at the Institute of Modern Art, opening 8 October 2021. Grace was born on muwinina land in nipaluna/Hobart and now resides in narrm/Melbourne. She is an artist, curator, and writer whose practice examines architecture, monumentality, and methods of material and self-production with a political and feminist approach.
Alongside her own art practice, she is the co-founder of Hobart artist-run initiative Visual Bulk and founder/co-curator of HOBIENNALE festival.
We are thrilled to welcome Grace to the role of curator in 2021, in which she will bring her wealth of experience working with emerging artists to execute ambitious projects.
Grace commented that “the churchie emerging art prize presents a unique format and rich opportunity for both artists and the curator. I love working with artists in a collaborative manner and talking through ideas for their work, figuring out how to make things possible, and supporting artists however I can. It’s particularly exciting that the finalists’ work will be shown at the IMA.”
Grace’s role as ‘the churchie’ 2021 curator is generously supported by Armitstead ART Consulting and was first initiated by Armitstead ART Consulting and the churchie in 2019.
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