Date 29 Sep, 2018 – 03 Nov, 2018
Venue UNSW Galleries, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
The John Fries Award attracts some of the most experimental work across genres of any other in its class.

Now in its ninth year, it has become a platform and launching pad for early career visual artists – the 2017 John Fries Award attracted the largest audience in its history, with more than 1,000 people attending opening night and more than double the number of people coming to see the finalist exhibition. Find out more about this year’s finalists and the award at

UNSW Galleries, the Award’s presenting partner for the fifth year running, will host the 2018 Finalists’ Exhibition within the UNSW Art & Design campus in Paddington.

Free-of-charge and open to the public, the exhibition opens Saturday, 29 September 2018 and closes Saturday, 3 November 2018.