This annual prize is open to all artists resident in Australia whose work is not represented in the collection of a regional, state, territory or national public art gallery. Viscopy invites artists of all ages and disciplines, whether members of Viscopy or not, to enter.
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.
Viscopy is Australia and New Zealand's not-for-profit copyright collecting organisation for the visual arts providing copyright licensing services on behalf of our members to a wide and varied customer base. Representing approximately 43% of Australian and New Zealand artists and their beneficiaries and 40,000 international artists and beneficiaries in Australian and New Zealand territories through reciprocal agreements with 45 visual arts rights management agencies around the world.