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.
Entry to the John Fries Award will be open to artists of all ages and disciplines who identify as early career artists, and are citizens or residents of Australia or New Zealand. Artists are required to submit a portfolio of five works created over the past three years which demonstrate a current commitment to developing a professional artistic practice.
Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply, including but not limited to: sculpture, performance, new media, photography, painting, drawing, installation, ceramic, object based, hybrid practices, sound based and conceptual works.
In 2018, the award will be curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia. The award winner receives $10,000 and the award is non-acquisitive.
Entries can be submitted from 9am AEDT on Monday, 15 January 2018 and close 5pm AEDT Monday, 19 February 2018.