The John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists

WHAT : Call for Entries
DEADLINE : 5pm Monday 4 June 2012.

Entries are now open for the 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists – an annual non-aquisitive award of $10,000.

If you are a practicing artist and a resident in Australia or New Zealand who is not enrolled as a student and whose work is not held in the collection of a state, territory or national public art gallery, then we strongly encourage you to apply! Artists of all ages and disciplines are eligible to enter.

The competition is administered by Viscopy, Australia and New Zealand’s not-for-profit rights management organisation for the visual arts. The prize 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.

The JFMP Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at Gaffa Galleries, Sydney from Saturday 11 August to Saturday 1 September. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on August 14 at 7pm. The finalists’ exhibition is curated by Venita Poblocki. The prize will be judged by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW and artists, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries.

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