Min WONG   \'Too fit to quit\' 2017   neon lighting   Courtesy the artist

The churchie national emerging art prize

Past exhibition

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.

Media release – 2018 finalists announced

Media release – 2018 winners announced


8 September 2018 - 4 November 2018