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The Copyright Agency today announced the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2018 – reaching broadly across the spectrum of disciplines, engaging with sound, scent, sculpture, performance, painting and video. Curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, the John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand. Now in its ninth year, the annual award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from

More than 550 Australian and New Zealand artists entered this year’s John Fries Award, for which the finalists will be announced in early April. Guest Curator and Judge, Consuelo Cavaniglia, says: “This year we have an outstanding selection of applications to assess and we are dedicated to identifying a group of talented artists to encourage and develop over the next six months.” Ms Cavaniglia will work with Copyright Agency’s Visual Artist Manager, Tristan Chant, and fellow judges Sophia Kouyoumdjian, Dr Mikala Tai,

The Copyright Agency today announces its esteemed judging panel for the 9th Annual John Fries Award 2018, for which the call for entries is now open. Consuelo Cavaniglia, interdisciplinary artist, academic and independent curator, continues in her role as Guest Curator and Judge for a second year. She is joined by Sophia Kouyoumdjian, coordinator at Parramatta Artists Studios; Dr Mikala Tai, director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; Shannon Te Ao, Walters Prize-winning artist based in Wellington, New Zealand; and Kath

Applications for the annual John Fries Award 2018 will open on 15 January. The John Fries Award is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from across Australia and New Zealand. The 2017 John Fries Award attracted the largest audience in its history, with more than 1,000 people attending opening night and more than double the number of people coming to see the finalist exhibition at UNSW Galleries in Paddington, Sydney. Each year, hundreds of entries from

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

More than 700 emerging artists entered the John Fries Award this year, the highest number ever received in its six-year history. The award attracted entries from early career artists across diverse disciplines and locations, from Aboriginal artists in remote and regional art centres in the Northern Territory, to experimental artists in cities and major towns across Australia.  The number of artists from New Zealand also grew by 188 per cent from last year. "It's really incredible to see interest in the John Fries Award grow

Some of the most highly-regarded professionals in the contemporary arts scene have been confirmed as judges for the 6th annual John Fries Award. This year’s new curator, Oliver Watts is joined by New Zealand-born curator and acclaimed arts writer, Justin Paton  and exciting cross-disciplinary artist, Nell. Long-term judge, accomplished installation artist and daughter of the late John Fries, Kath Fries will continue on the panel in 2015. Entries into the John Fries Award opened last week and will close at 12 noon on Thursday,