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John Fries Award

13 March - 17 April 2021
9:00am - 5:00pm
UNSW Galleries, Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd, Paddington NSW 2021
Image caption: Melanie Jame Wolf, ‘Parade: Parade’ 2019. Two channel HD video, 3:45 minutes. Photograph: Ashton Green and Melanie Jame Wolf. Image courtesy: the artist

Shortlisted from over 400 applications, the seven finalists of the 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.

Artists

Darcey Bella Arnold

Daniel Jenatsch

Sara Morawetz

Ryan Presley

JD Reforma

Melanie Jame Wolf

Shevaun Wright

 

Curator: Miriam Kelly

Presented in partnership with the Copyright Agency

For further details on this exhibition, visit the UNSW Galleries website

Image caption: Melanie Jame Wolf, ‘Parade: Parade’ 2019. Two channel HD video, 3:45 minutes. Photograph: Ashton Green and Melanie Jame Wolf. Image courtesy: the artist