John Fries Memorial Prize
The John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000.
This annual prize is open to all artists resident in Australia and New Zealand who are not enrolled as a student and whose work is not represented in the collection of an Australian state, territory or national public art gallery.
Artists of all ages and disciplines are eligible to enter and you do not need to be a member of Copyright Agency|Viscopy.
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 2013 John Fries Memorial Prize was won by Jess Olivieri and Hayley Forward for their collaborative video work Harlequins Vs Visitors which the judges described as directly reflecting the spirit of the Prize.
Jess Olivieri and Hayley Forward, Harlequins V’s Visitors (with The Sydney Chamber Choir), (still) 2012, HD Video, 5.20 mins © Jess Olivieri & Hayley Forward/Licensed by Viscopy
The judges also chose two highly commended works – Chris Bennie’s video work The Western Fields and George Egerton-Warburton’s video work Boredom is a desk with human legs in a fish spa.
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