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Kuba Dorabialski, Invocation Trilogy #1: Floor Dance of Lenin's Resurrection, 2017 Single channel video Production still © Kuba Dorabialski / Licensed by Viscopy Sydney, Australia: Copyright Agency has announced the winner of its prestigious annual John Fries Award 2017 which recognises the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand with a $10,000 non-acquisitive art award. The John Fries Award 2017, now in its eighth year, was presented to the winning artist at the opening of the exhibition featuring

Copyright Agency | Viscopy today announced the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2017. The award, curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. The award winner will be announced at the exhibition opening on 11 August 2017. Each finalist will present multiple works in the exhibition, open to the public at Sydney’s UNSW Galleries from 11 August - 2 September

Entries have opened for the 8th annual John Fries Award for early-career artists from Australia and New Zealand, which provides $10,000 in prize money for the winning artist and $1,000 for each award finalist participating in the exhibition. The non-acquisitive award has established itself as one of the most highly coveted prizes for early-career artists working in any medium – from painting to conceptual art, performance to photography. 2017 John Fries Award curator and judge, Consuelo Cavaniglia, says the Award places early-career

Interdisciplinary artist Consuelo Cavaniglia has been announced as the Guest Curator of the John Fries Award 2017. With a varied background, over the past 12 years Consuelo has worked in a range of contemporary art spaces, universities, regional art centres and artist-led initiatives. Originally from Perth, she has been Coordinator of significant national art prizes, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award and the Cossack Art Award, she was Art Consultant at Artsource and Exhibitions Coordinator at Fremantle Arts Centre. Independent curatorial projects

Two Victorian artists have dominated this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists announced tonight by the prize’s benefactor Vivienne Fries in Sydney. The $10,000 award winner is Eric Demetriou, while Jessie Bullivant was Highly Commended for her work. Demetriou’s installation piece, An Afternoon with Herb Jercher, is a work combining the sounds of whip cracking with the impact of the whips’ contact on a surface. The work was developed with sound artist Herb Jercher. John Fries Award curator,

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

Nearly a thousand entries have flooded into this year’s 7th annual John Fries Award from artists all over Australia and New Zealand, a 25% increase on last year. The Award attracted 985 entries from emerging and early career artists across multiple disciplines and locations, from a mixed-media Maori artist from Mangakakai, New Zealand to a painter from the Fitzroy Crossing in the top end of Western Australia. The strongest growth by state was from the ACT, increasing by 37.5% on last

Some of the most highly-regarded professionals in the contemporary arts industry have today been announced as judges for the 7th annual John Fries Award. For the second consecutive year, Sydney-based artist, academic Oliver Watts will curate the 2016 John Fries Award Finalist Exhibition. He will be joined on the judging panel by Curator of Exhibitions and Australian Projects at the Australian Centre for Photography, Mark Feary, contemporary Aboriginal artist Tony Albert, and multi-disciplinary artist Bianca Hester. Long-term judge and daughter of the late John

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