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'the churchie' prizewinners announced

Posted on 24 September 2020

Congratulations to Emily Parsons-Lord, who was awarded the Major Prize of the churchie emerging art prize 2020 last week.

Parsons-Lord has been awarded a non-acquisitive $15,000 cash prize donated by long-standing sponsor BSPN Architecture. Judge Tarun Nagesh (Curator, Asian Art, QAGOMA) commented, 'Parsons-Lord’s gripping performances and interventions revel in the ability to invoke a feeling of wondrous possibility while gesturing toward an impending sense of loss. Through ethereal encounters, underpinned by rigorous intellectual and environmental enquiry, she appeals to our most instinctive bodily reactions and fundamental human concerns.'

A Special Commendation Prize was awarded to Nabilah Nordin (sponsored by Fardoulys Constructions) and two further Commendation Prizes to Marina Pumani Brown and Georgia Morgan (sponsored by Madison Cleaning).

The work of all 13 finalists can be seen at the IMA until 19 December. 


Emily Parsons-Lord, Standing Still (with practice, one may learn to accept the feelings of groundlessness), 2020, HD video, 00:04:00. Photo: Maiara Skarheim.