Countdown begins for John Fries Award

One artist is just three weeks away from winning the prestigious $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging and early career artists, with the announcement to be made at the award’s venue partner UNSW Galleries in Paddington, Sydney on Tuesday 12 August. Copyright Agency | Viscopy has named 23 finalists from all over Australia for this […]

Dreams of day, Jacob Leary, 2013

Win provides scope for art, travel and realising goals

Winning the $10,000 John Fries Award in 2012 freed Tasmanian-artist Jacob Leary from financial concerns so he could spend time producing new artworks. Jacob says: “ It freed me up to work on my art and I was able to go travelling. “Early in 2013, I went to Singapore and Thailand. Then later I spent […]

Juz Kitson, Changing Skin, 2013

John Fries Award Finalists Announced

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has named 24 finalists for this year’s $10,000 John Fries Award for emerging artists. The 5th John Fries Award will be announced on Tuesday 12 August at the award’s venue partner Galleries UNSW, COFA in Paddington, Sydney. The award’s guest curator and judge, Sebastian Goldspink, said “The calibre of entries for this year’s […]

Kate Scardifield

Judges Announced for the 2014 John Fries Award

The judging panel for this year’s Copyright Agency | Viscopy John Fries Award draws together a respected group of award-winning artists and arts professionals, lending significant gravitas to the $10,000 award for emerging and early-career artists. The award is now open for entries until May 5 and will be announced on August 12 at the […]

John Fries Award Finalists Named

Copyright Agency | Viscopy has announced the 22 finalists for this year’s John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging artists, worth $10,000. The works will comprise the John Fries Award Finalists Exhibition to be held at Sydney’s Gaffa Galleries from 24 August to 14 September. A record number of entries were received this year from Australia […]

Image Credit: Author Fellow, Rodney Hall. Photo by Ross Bird. Non-Fiction Fellow, Krissy Kneen. Photo by Anthony Mullins. Visual Artist Fellow, Khaled Sabsabi. Photo by Khaled Sabsabi.

Image Credit: 2020 Reading Australia Fellow, Karen Yager. Photo by Paul Wright.

Image Credit: Created using Shutterstock and Unsplash.

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