Exhibition floor talk
the churchie national emerging art prize
QUT Art Museum, Wednesday 15 November, 12:30 – 1:15pm, Free
Artists are continuing to provoke by challenging perceptions of what is contemporary, and by defining new realities. 'the churchie' provides insight into emerging trends and is an important element in the establishment of new ideas.
- Vicky Leightonp
Celebrating its 30th year, this year's the churchie national emerging art prize ('the churchie') features artworks by 30 emerging artists from across Australia. The artists were selected from over 900 submissions by the pre-selection panel: QUT Art Museum Curator, Kevin Wilson, Assistant Curator of International Art at QAGOMA, Abigail Bernal and Head of Art at Churchie, Vicky Leighton.
'the churchie' has a reputation as one of Australia's 'to watch' art prizes, and it promises a glimpse into the future of the nation's contemporary art scene. Gain an insight into the inner workings of 'the churchie' at this exhibition floor talk with Curator Kevin Wilson.
'the churchie' is dedicated to supporting a new generation of artists with an annual non-acquisitive cash prize, an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie). The 2017 guest judges for the prize are Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, Executive Directors at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane.
This program is the final Art Suite Event for the year. Art Suite events are a series of free monthly events at QUT Art Museum and William Robinson Gallery, presented in proud partnership with Art Series Hotel Group.
Image: Joy IVILL Dubuffet's men 2017 (detail)
fabric paint and embroidery floss on German linen
Courtesy the artist