KUBA DORABIALSKI Invocation Trilogy #1: Floor Dance of Lenin's Resurrection 2017 Single channel video Production still © Kuba Dorabialski / Licensed by Viscopy

August 11, 2017

Winner Announced for the John Fries Award 2017

Winner Kuba Dorabialski with his winning work at the UNSW Galleries. Photo: David Varga. Sydney, Australia: Copyright Agency | Viscopy has announced the winner of its prestigious annual John Fries Award 2017 which recognises the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand with a $10,000 non-acquisitive art award. The John Fries […]

Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderheads (2016)

April 10, 2017

Finalists announced for John Fries Award 2017

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 […]

January 17, 2017

Call for Entries Open to 8th Annual John Fries Award

Entries have opened for the 8th annual John Fries Award for early-career artists from Australia and New Zealand, which provides $10,000 in prize money for the winning artist and $1,000 for each award finalist participating in the exhibition. The non-acquisitive award has established itself as one of the most highly coveted prizes for early-career artists […]

August 18, 2016

Artists Subvert and Challenge in John Fries Award 2016

Two Victorian artists have dominated this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists announced tonight by the prize’s benefactor Vivienne Fries in Sydney. The $10,000 award winner is Eric Demetriou, while Jessie Bullivant was Highly Commended for her work. Demetriou’s installation piece, An Afternoon with Herb Jercher, is a work combining […]

Jake Preval, Beefcake Comedown (Gold), 2014, © Jake Preval. Licensed by Viscopy. Photo: Lauren Dunn.

April 26, 2016

Art Award’s Fourteen Finalists Announced

Fourteen finalists have been named from nearly one thousand entries for this year’s leading art award for emerging contemporary artists, the John Fries Award 2016. The finalists are dominated by five Victorian artists with a spread from New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, as well as a New Zealander and a Sydneysider on a […]

February 25, 2016

Record entries prove Award’s broader pull

Nearly a thousand entries have flooded into this year’s 7th annual John Fries Award from artists all over Australia and New Zealand, a 25% increase on last year. The Award attracted 985 entries from emerging and early career artists across multiple disciplines and locations, from a mixed-media Maori artist from Mangakakai, New Zealand to a […]

January 11, 2016

John Fries Award Open for Entries

Emerging and early-career artists from around Australia and New Zealand are encouraged to submit five images of recent work to be consider for the $10,000 John Fries Award. Dates The Call for Entries for the John Fries Award 2016 opened at 8am AEDT on 11 January and will close at 12 noon AEDT on 22 February 2016. […]

September 7, 2015

Emerging WA Artist Wins John Fries Award 2015

Remote West Australian artist Ben Ward is the first Aboriginal artist, and the first Western Australian, to take out the $10,000 Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award for emerging artists for his painting Our Country. Despite picking up a paintbrush just four years ago, 65-year-old Ward, a paraplegic, has developed a distinctive painting style: using brightly coloured […]

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