Established in 1987 the churchie national emerging art prize is a highly regarded prize dedicated to supporting, encouraging and profiling the work of artists in the early stages of their arts careers. Artists from all Australian states and territories are selected as finalists for the exhibition at one of the country’s prestigious university art museums, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. An overall winner, selected by a high profile industry leader, is awarded a $15,000 cash prize donated by long-time sponsors Brand+Slater Architects. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), Brisbane.
FINALISTS: Aaron Butt (QLD), Alinta Krauth (QLD), Anna Louise Richardson (WA) , Anna Madeleine (ACT), Anthony Bartok (NSW), Brooke Ferguson (QLD), Catherine or Kate (QLD), Charlie Donaldson (QLD), Cyrus Tang (VIC), David Greenhalgh (NSW), Dean Cross (NSW), Elizabeth Willing (QLD), Harriet Body (NSW), Jack Mitchell (QLD), Katherine Clayton (QLD), Kenny Pittock (VIC), Leo Coyte (NSW), Lisa Sammut (NSW), Meagan Streader (VIC), Robert Fielding (SA), Sara Morawetz (NSW), Tom Freeman (WA), Tracey Lamb (VIC)