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Emerging Artists Tag

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

Finalists are now busy creating new works for the 6th annual John Fries Award exhibition, A Jester’s Whisper, which will open in early September. This year the awards were structured to give more time for artists to develop their artworks specifically for the John Fries Award and Exhibition, which carries a $10,000 prize for the winner. Watts says it is this aspect of the award that makes it unique compared to other contemporary art prizes. “Since its inception in 2010, the Curator of

More emerging artists from New Zealand entered the sixth annual John Fries Award than ever before, showing signs that the country’s burgeoning talent is engaging more strongly with the Award. The number of entries from New Zealand rose 166% from the previous year, and represented almost 10% of the total number of entries, which at 730 entries, rivals the same number received to the prestigious Archibald Prize. Kenneth Merrick and Darcell Apelu are the two New Zealand artists among the top 15

Fifteen emerging artists have today been announced as finalists to the John Fries Award 2015, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most coveted awards for emerging contemporary artists. The finalists are from all over Australia, with two New Zealand and three Indigenous artists represented. Works include painting, sculpture, installation, video and live performance. The finalists are: Erin Coates (WA) Georgie Roxby Smith (Vic) Eloise Kirk (Tas) Kenneth Merrick (NZ) Kelly Doley (NSW) Archie Moore (Qld) Tim Bruniges (NSW) Tully Arnot (NSW) Darcell Apelu (NZ) Ben Ward (WA) Giselle Stanborough (NSW) Leo Coyte (NSW) Will French

Sydney curator, artist, writer and lecturer Oliver Watts has been named the John Fries Award’s Guest Curator for 2015. Oliver Watts currently lectures at the Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney where he graduated with PHD in Art History and Theory.  He is the co-director at the Chalk Horse Gallery in Darlinghurst, has curated numerous exhibitions and is an accomplished mixed-media artist in his own right. As a critic, his writing has been published in various art

Copyright Agency | Viscopy is pleased to announce Tasmanian artist Jacob Leary has won the John Fries Award 2012 for emerging visual artists. Jacob Leary received the $10,000 prize at the opening of the exhibition of the twenty finalists last night at Gaffa Galleries in Sydney. The prize was awarded by benefactor Vivienne Fries. The judges also highly commended Cigdem Aydemir’s video installation, Extremist Activity (swing) and commended Kate Shaw’s painting, Milkwater. The finalists and Leary’s winning entry was selected by a panel of