News · 7 February 2024

Metro set to host the Churchie in 2024

Churchie Emerging Art Prize_Metro Arts


Metro Arts is proud to announce it will host the 2024 churchie emerging art prize (‘the churchie’), with the finalist exhibition set to take over the Metro Arts Galleries and New Benner Theatre from 22 November to 30 November.

Established in 1987, ‘the churchie’ has been a cornerstone in promoting innovation and excellence across various art forms, shining the spotlight on new creative talent in Australia across photography, painting, sculpture and more.

The finalist exhibition provides a platform for emerging artists from across Australia to present their unique and thought-provoking creations.

“As a stalwart in Australia’s art landscape for many years, initiatives such as ‘the churchie’ plays a crucial role in championing emerging artists, providing opportunities for emerging artists to be showcased and appreciated,” said Genevieve Trace, Executive Director at Metro Arts.

“This aligns very closely with Metro Arts’ mission of providing platforms for the discovery of new artists and contemporary art – and I am thrilled to welcome the extensive finalist exhibition to our galleries and theatre this November.”

The Chair of ‘the churchie’, Diane Cross echoed the sentiment and value of the partnership with Metro Arts, stating: “Metro Arts and ‘the churchie’ share a vision for supporting and developing the future of Australian contemporary arts practice.”

“With the exhibition set to grace the walls and spaces of Metro Arts this November, we are excited to continue our legacy of promoting innovation and excellence across art in collaboration with Metro Arts.”

Mark your calendars for this unmissable exhibition, as Metro Arts transforms into a vibrant showcase of Australia’s emerging artistic talent.

The churchie emerging art prize finalist exhibition will take place at Metro Arts from Friday 22 November – to Saturday 30 November.

More details regarding the exhibition HERE. 


About ‘the churchie emerging art prize: Established in 1987, ‘the churchie’ is Australia’s longest-running prize for emerging artists. The prize aims to support and promote the next generation of contemporary Australian artists by providing a platform for their work and fostering innovation and excellence in the arts.

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