Liberte Grace wins Churchie Emerging Art Prize - Art Collector

Liberté Grace, The Perfect Boy Myth (version 1), 2013. HD video, single channel on flatscreen, 16:9, colour, stereo sound, 11min 30sec, edition of 5. Courtesy: the artist and Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

31 July 2013 | Australian artist and filmmaker Liberté Grace has been awarded the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize 2013 for her video work The Perfect Boy Myth (version 1).

Leading Sydney gallerist and art dealer Roslyn Oxley judged this year's proceedings, choosing the artist's work as the overall winner from 32 finalists. She called the work mature, gutsy and highly sophisticated. The main component tells the story of an isolated orphan society ruled by a charismatic and racist leader.

Liberté Grace currently works and resides in Sydney and Los Angeles, where she is working on her first feature project, titled
Ruby. More information on this artist can be found here.

Oxley also awarded two high commendations to Annika Koops, represented by Bett Gallery in Hobart and to Becc Orszag, represented by Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects in Melbourne.

All of the shortlisted works in this year's Churchie National Emerging Art Prize are on display at the Griffith University Art Gallery (in the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane) until 7 September 2013.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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