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January 2016

Ben Ward at work. Photo courtesy Waringarri Aboriginal Arts Centre. With the first-ever win by an Aboriginal artist – 65-year-old Ben Ward from WA - of the $10,000 John Fries Award last year, the organisers are keen to receive even more entries from Indigenous Australian and New Zealand artists for the 2016 award, which has just opened for entries. Artists need to submit five images of recent work to enter the competition, which is run annually by artists’ rights organisation, the Copyright

Emerging and early-career artists from around Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to submit five images of recent work to be consider for the $10,000 John Fries Award. Dates The Call for Entries for the John Fries Award 2016 opened at 8am AEDT on 11 January and will close at 12 noon AEDT on 22 February 2016. Entry Requirements Artists are required to submit a portfolio of five works created over the past three years which demonstrate a current commitment to developing a professional artistic practice. Artworks