The Copyright Agency announced Rochelle Haley as amongst the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2018 including Akil Ahamat, Betty Muffler, Beyula Napanangka Puntungka, Emily Parsons-Lord, James Nguyen, Jelena Telecki, Laura Hindmarsh, Leyla Stevens, Lisa Sammut, Paul Greedy, and Rachael Mipantjiti Lionel
Curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, the John Fries Award is a $10,000 non-acquisitive award recognising the talents of early career visual artists from Australia and New Zealand.
Copyright Agency CEO, Adam Suckling, says, “This year’s finalists were drawn from close to 600 applications and represent a cross-section of early career artists”.
Guest Curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, says: “This year’s high-calibre finalists offer a unique glimpse into the themes that concern contemporary artists today."
The 2018 John Fries Award is exhibited from 29 September to 3 November at UNSW Galleries, Paddington campus, UNSW Art & Design
Photo: Jessica Maurer