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    'The Churchie' Applicant Information Session

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    Thinking of applying for The Churchie Emerging Art Prize in 2023? Have questions about the application process? Keen to check out the gallery where your work might be presented?

    Join us for an information session at the IMA, where we will run you through all things related to applying for ‘The Churchie’.

    Hear from this year's emerging guest curator Sebastian Henry-Jones, who will share his thoughts on the prize and his personal approach to curation. Following Henry-Jones’ remarks there will be a Q&A session where you can connect with the IMA team and ask any questions you have about the application process.

    For interstate applicants, register to receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

    Unable to attend? Register to receive a recording of the session and submit your question in advance to

    Call for entries

    Entries for The Churchie Emerging Art Prize 2023 close Monday, 13 March at 5pm AEST⁠. Enter via⁠.

    About 'The Churchie'⁠

    Since its inception in 1987 at Anglican Church Grammar School, The Churchie Emerging Art Prize has provided a platform to profile the next generation of contemporary artists from across Australia.

    In 2023, the IMA will present the 35th edition of the Prize, marking the fifth presentation partnership between the two organisations.⁠

    ⁠Thanks to generous supporters, ‘The Churchie’ offers a prize pool of $25,000, with the overall winner receiving a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by longstanding sponsor, BSPN Architecture.⁠

    Finalists will be selected based on the strength of their practice and will work with guest curator Sebastian Henry-Jones to determine the work/s to be exhibited in the finalists' exhibition at the IMA from 20 May–19 August 2023.

    COVID-19 Advice

    The IMA strongly encourages mask-wearing onsite in the galleries and for events to keep our community safe. If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. ⁠


    We are committed to making the IMA accessible to people of all abilities, their families, and carers, as well as visitors of different ages and different backgrounds.

    The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor. We welcome guide and support dogs.

    If you plan to attend this event and have specific support needs we can accommodate, please contact, call (07) 3252 5750, or ask our friendly staff on-site. Read our access information for visitors here.

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