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Enter the John Fries Award 2020

Entries are now open and will close 5pm 30 September 2019.

To be eligible for the John Fries Award you must be:

  • an early career visual artist (all ages and mediums welcome)
  • a permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand

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Key Dates for 2020 John Fries Award

26 August 2019 Entries open at 3pm AEST
30 September 2019 Entries must reach Copyright Agency by 5pm AEST
5 December 2019 Finalists will be notified
10 August 2020 Finalists work to be delivered to: UNSW Galleries, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Rd, Paddington, Sydney NSW 2021
21 August 2020 Award Winner announced at exhibition opening, UNSW Galleries
21 August – 26 September 2020 John Fries Award 2020 Finalists’ Exhibition, UNSW Galleries

Presenting Partner

All finalists works will feature in an exhibition from 21 August – 26 September 2020 at UNSW Galleries, the Award’s presenting partner for the seventh year running.