The John Fries Memorial Prize is an emerging artist non-aquisitive award of $10,000. This annual prize is open to all visual artists resident in Australia and New Zealand who are not enrolled students and whose work is not represented in the collection of a regional, state, territory or national public art gallery. Artists of all ages and disciplines, whether members of Viscopy or not, are eligible 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.
Guest Emerging Curator EOI close 21 April 2011
This year Viscopy is looking to commission a guest emerging curator to assist with the John Fries Memorial Prize 2011.
Commissioning brief: http://www.viscopy.org.au/john-fries-prize
Entries for the John Fries Memorial Prize close 6 June 2011
The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition of the finalists’ work in August.
Entry form: http://www.viscopy.org.au/john-fries-prize
Last year Hannah Bertram won the inaugural John Fries Memorial Prize and Melanie Irwin was awarded a second prize. Their work is currently being exhibited in Trace Elements at Viscopy's Gallery - Blackfriars off Boardway until 27 May 2011