1 August – 20 September 2014

Congratulations to Caitlin Franzmann for winning The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2014. Caitlin is a Queensland College of Art Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) alumnus 2012. With over 30 finalists, the competition was fierce and featured a high number of QCA alumni. Clark Beaumont and Sarah Poulgrain were awarded 'Highly Commended'.

Established in 1987 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize is a highly regarded emerging art prize dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), in partnership with Griffith University Art Gallery since 2010. The overall winner is awarded a $15,000 prize sponsored by Brand+Slater Architects and two highly commended works are awarded $1,000 each.

Hundreds of entries are attracted from all over Australia with a select few being chosen to exhibit at Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank. The exhibition offers an inspiring glimpse into the future of Australian contemporary art.

Read more about the  Churchie Emerging Art Prize.

Downloadable exhibition labels

2014 Finalists

  • Alair Pambegan
  • Anna Carey
  • Archer Davies
  • Brent Wilson + Gabriella Szablewska
  • Caitlin Franzmann
  • Carol McGregor
  • Catherine or Kate Sagin or Woodcroft
  • Clare Rae
  • Clark Beaumont
  • Claudia Moodoonuthi
  • Claudia Greathead
  • Daisy Kate Lewis
  • Daniel McKewen
  • David Creed + David Spooner
  • Eric Demetriou
  • Gerwyn Davies
  • Guy Lobwein
  • Hayley Megan French
  • Jacqueline Bawtree
  • Justine Varga
  • Kate Beckingham
  • Kate McKay
  • Kate Tucker
  • Katherine Savage
  • Lee Lombardi
  • Louise Bennett
  • Michaela Gleave
  • Samuel Scoufos
  • Sarah Poulgrain
  • Svetlana Bailey
  • Zoe Croggon

Public programs

Curator talk

Naomi Evans, Acting Director, Griffith University Art Gallery, held a  tour of ‘the churchie’ exhibition contextualising the work of emerging artists and key ideas in contemporary art.

Artist talks

Various artist talks and 'meet the artist' sessions were held where the nominated artists engaged in a lively discussion about their work, art and ideas.

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