Entries are now closed.
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|
|13 March 2021*||Award Winner announced at exhibition opening, UNSW Galleries|
|13 March – 17 April 2021*||John Fries Award 2020 Finalists’ Exhibition, UNSW Galleries|
All finalists works will feature in an exhibition from 25 September – 21 November 2020 at UNSW Galleries, the Award’s presenting partner for the seventh year running.