Darcey Bella Arnold, Daniel Jenatsch, Sara Morawetz, Ryan Presley, JD Reforma, Melanie Jame Wolf, Shevaun Wright

Shortlisted from over 400 applications, the seven finalists of the John Fries Award presents 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.


Presented in partnership with Copyright Agency

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