"The opportunity to travel to Japan to study contemporary arts is no small Asahi. The Sydney artist Kath Fries has that opportunity after winning the Japan Foundation's New Artist Award for her installation Grove. Inspired by the old Japanese fable The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, it turned the Japan Foundation Gallery into a bamboo forest in September. 'We have full confidence Kath will make the most of this opportunity and engage with many Japanese aritsts and institutions during her stay in Japan', said Tokiko Kiyota, the director of the Japan Foundation in Sydney."
Garry Maddox, 24 Hour Art Diary, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 November 2010, page 16