2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists - call for entries now open

2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists. Viscopy call for entries

Entries are now open for the 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists, an annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000.

Practicing artists of all ages and disciplines, who are resident in Australia or New Zealand, not enrolled as a student and whose work is not held in the collection of a state, territory or national public art gallery, are strongly encouraged to enter!
The competition is administered by ViscopyAustralia and New Zealand's not-for-profit rights management organisation for the visual arts. 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.  
The 2012 JFMP Finalists' Exhibition will be held at Gaffa Galleries Sydney from 11 August to 1 September. The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition on 14 August at 7pm.  The finalists’ exhibition is curated by Venita Poblocki. The prize will be judged by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Head Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW and artists, Bronwyn Bancroft and Kath Fries. 

Entries close 5pm Monday 4 June 2012

How to enter: Full details about the prize, terms and conditions and information on how to enter are on the PDF entry form, download from www.viscopy.org.au/john-fries-prize or email jfmp@viscopy.org.au

Viscopy would like to thank Gaffa Galleries Sydney, IAS and Little Creatures Brewing for their support of the 2012 John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists.