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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Key Dates:

Entries close: Monday 22 February 2016 (12 noon AEDT)

The annual John Fries Award presents new and experimental works from emerging Australian and New Zealand artists.


Entry is open to artists of all ages and disciplines who:

  • Are Australian or New Zealand citizens or who are resident in Australia or New Zealand
  • Identify as an emerging or early career artist

Entry Requirements

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.

Entries must include an artist CV and artist's statement as specified in the entry form.

Assessment of the portfolio, CV and artists statement form the basis for the initial round of judging and selection of finalists. Selected finalists will work with the curator to identify and/or develop suitable work for the exhibition.

Artworks may be created in any medium, including but not limited to: sculpture, performance, new media, photography, painting, drawing, installation, ceramic, object based, hybrid practices, sound based and conceptual works.

Entries submitted without the completed entry form or not presented in the prescribed file format will not be considered. No other support material may be included. CDs, DVDs and USBs will not be returned.

To Enter

Submissions must be made via the online entry form. Artists wishing to submit still and/or moving image on CDs, DVDs and USBs may send them by mail with their name clearly labelled on the packaging but are still required to fill out the online form.

Entry Fee

There is no entry fee for Copyright Agency | Viscopy members. Membership of Copyright Agency | Viscopy is free. Find out what it means to be a Copyright Agency | Viscopy member, or to sign up go to www.viscopy.org.au/join-us

Entrants who are not members of Viscopy must pay a GST inclusive and non-refundable entry fee of $35 AUD to cover administration costs. This fee is payable by electronic funds transfer or credit card.  The details of payment is in the on-line application form.

For further details and the on-line application form, please click here.



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