John Fries Award
Tues, 12 Aug, 6-8pm
- When 9 Aug - 6 Sep 2014
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington
Tues – Sat, 10am – 5pm
The John Fries Award is a platform for some of the most engaging and experimental works from emerging Australian and New Zealand artists. The annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000 is open to emerging artists of all ages and disciplines.
The guest curator of the 2013-2014 award is Sebastian Goldspink, whose experience leading initiatives like Alaska Projects and Art Month has helped to mature the Award to become a significant event in Australia’s arts and cultural calendar.
The John Fries Award has been donated by the Fries family in memory of former Viscopy director and honorary treasurer, John Fries, who made a remarkable contribution to the life and success of Viscopy.
Finalists include; Abdul Abdullah, Alair Pambegan, Anna Horne, Anna Kristensen, Beryline Mung, Bridie Lunney, Daniel McKewen, Ella Barclay, George Egerton-Warburton, Hamishi Farah, Heath Franco, Jacqui Shelton, Jason Wing, Julian Day, Justin Balmain, Juz Kitson, Kate Scardifield, Marc Etherington, Marilyn Schneider, Omar Chowdhury, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Samuel Hodge and Tim Bruniges.
Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace will officially open the exhibition.
Join artists Jason Wing and Julian Day with guest curator Sebastian Goldspink on Friday, August 29, 1pm for a free talk.