The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize
8 September to 4 November
An annual exhibition that profiles new and emerging artists. It explores a broad range of vibrant contemporary art making, from new media and installation to more traditional mediums.
One winner and three commendation winners for 'the churchie' 2018 were selected by guest judge Lisa Havilah, director of Carriageworks, Sydney at the official opening of the exhibition on Friday 7 September.
Winner: Caroline Gasteen, $15,000 sponsored by BSPN Architecture
Special Commendation Award: Jimmy Nuttall, $5,000 sponsored by NK Orthodontics
Commendation Award: Marakit Santiago, $1,000 sponsored by Madison Cleaning and Painting Services
Commendation Award: Nick Santoro, $1,000 sponsored by Madison Cleaning and Painting Services
The exhibition will remain open until 4 November and will feature artworks from the winners and 35 finalists.
An inaugural People's Choice Award of $3,000 (sponsored by Rob Whiteley of Madison Cleaning Services) will also be awarded following the completion of the exhibition.