John Fries Award 2021
- When 13 Mar - 17 Apr 2021
Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
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Shortlisted from over 400 applications, the seven finalists of the 2021 John Fries Award present newly commissioned works, developed with the support of curator Miriam Kelly.
For more than a decade, the John Fries Award has recognised the contributions and achievements of early-career practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand. Profiling more than 120 contemporary artists since 2009, the Award matches the philanthropic support of the Fries family with the Copyright Agency’s enduring commitment to developing and sustaining artistic practices. The finalist exhibition acts as a closing celebration, with 2021 marking the conclusion of this longstanding prize.
Darcey Bella Arnold
Melanie Jame Wolf
Curator: Miriam Kelly
Presented in partnership with the Copyright Agency
Banner: JD Reforma, 'Why should I be sad?' 2019. Site-specific installation of 275 motivational images sourced from the Instagram account of Britney Spears, printed on adhesive vinyl. Courtesy the artist. Photography Zan Wimberley
Tile: Melanie Jame Wolf, ‘Parade: Parade’ 2019. Two channel HD video, 3:45 minutes. Photograph: Ashton Green and Melanie Jame Wolf. Image courtesy: the artist