1 – 29 August 2015

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.

2015 Winner: Churchie National Emerging Art Prize

Michaela Gleave (NSW) Waiting for Time (7 Hour Confetti Work) 2014

Highly Commended

Tai Snaith (VIC) Portrait of a Sunday Painter 1, 2, 3 2015

Sha Sarwari (QLD) National Icon 2014

Judge: Rachel Kent, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

GLEAVE, Michaela, Waiting For Time - 7 Hour Confetti Work. Photography by Michaela Gleave

2015 Finalists

  • Abdul-Rahman Abdullah ( WA )
  • Alrey Batol ( QLD )
  • Amina McConvell ( NT )
  • Anastasia Booth ( QLD )
  • Anne Harris ( QLD )
  • Benjamin Crowley ( QLD )
  • Bobby Kyriakopoulos ( VIC )
  • Chris Bennie ( QLD )
  • Claudia Greathead ( QLD )
  • Dana Lawrie ( QLD )
  • Daniel McKewen ( QLD )
  • Deb Mansfield ( NSW )
  • Genevieve Felix Reynolds ( NSW )
  • Harley Ives ( NSW )
  • James Barth ( QLD )
  • Joshua Bonson ( NT )
  • Justine Varga ( NSW )
  • Llewellyn Millhouse ( QLD )
  • Lydia Wegner ( VIC )
  • Margaret Loy Pula ( QLD )
  • Martin George ( VIC )
  • Matthew Allen ( NSW )
  • Matthew Sneesby ( QLD )
  • Michaela Gleave ( NSW )
  • Patrick Cremin ( NSW )
  • Rachael Archibald ( QLD )
  • Robert Andrew ( QLD )
  • Sam Martin ( VIC )
  • Scott Morrison ( VIC )
  • Sha Sarwari ( QLD )
  • Tai Snaith ( VIC )
  • Tim Woodward ( VIC )
  • Yannick Blattner ( QLD )

Public programs

Hear from ‘the churchie’ artists in lively discussions about their work, art and ideas.

Meet the artists: Session 1

Saturday 1 August 2015, 1 pm
Led by Naomi Evans, Curator, GUAG

Meet the artists: Session 2

Saturday 15 August, 1 pm
Led by Jacqueline Armitstead, Assistant Curator, GUAG

School and group bookings

Griffith University Art Gallery welcomes visits from schools, universities and community groups. Please contact the Gallery to make a booking.

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