The 2018 John Fries Award winner will be announced at UNSW Galleries on 28 September.
This year’s twelve finalists will present new and existing works in the award exhibition which explore themes such as the impact of social and online media, the reconciliation of political realities on identity and the place of Indigenous voices in today’s world.
The winner is determined by a panel of guest judges including Consuelo Cavaniglia, curator of JFA 2017-2018; Sophia Kouyoumdjian, co-ordinator at Parramatta Artists Studios; Dr Mikala Tai, director of 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art; Shannon Te Ao, Walters Prize-winning artist based in Wellington, New Zealand; and Kath Fries, artist, former Viscopy board member, Chair of the John Fries Award committee and daughter of the late John Fries.
When: The 2018 John Fries Award is exhibited from 29 September to 3 November.
Where: Visit UNSW Galleries, located within the UNSW Art & Design campus in Paddington.
Cost: The exhibition is free-of-charge and open to the public.
Image: Rochelle Haley. ‘Dance in the Gallery’ (2017). Wall painting, costumes, movement research and dance improvisation performance, 20 mins duration. Dancers: Angela Goh and Ivey Wawn.