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April 2016

Fourteen finalists have been named from nearly one thousand entries for this year’s leading art award for emerging contemporary artists, the John Fries Award 2016. The finalists are dominated by five Victorian artists with a spread from New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, as well as a New Zealander and a Sydneysider on a fellowship in New York. The finalists are: NEW SOUTH WALES Uri Auerbach Tim Gregory James Nguyen (via New York) Angela Tiatia NORTHERN TERRITORY Barbara Moore Lilly Morton NEW ZEALAND Sam Clague QUEENSLAND Daniel McKewen Sarah Poulgrain VICTORIA Jessie Bullivant Eric Demetriou Xanthe Dobbie Jake Preval Debbie