Thursday, 19 June 2014

Key Dates:

Closing date: 05 July 2014

The John Fries Award is now seeking expressions of interest for the role of Guest Curator for 2015. The Guest Curator leads the curatorial process, and is key in maintaining the standard, quality and best practice principles of the John Fries Award.

The John Fries Award is an annual non-acquisitive award of $10,000 open to emerging and early career artists of all ages and disciplines, who are Australian and New Zealand citizens or residents. The John Fries Award is administered by Copyright Agency|Viscopy.

The role includes developing networks with artists and art professionals; working closely with artists in the finalist exhibition; participating in the judging panel; contributing to marketing and communication strategies; curating and exhibition planning, installing, catalogue production and event programming.

The Guest Curator works directly with Copyright Agency|Viscopy staff to ensure effective management and delivery of the Award. The Guest Curator is paid a stipend of $5000.

To apply for this role, please email the following documentation to the John Fries Award Committee at
• Cover letter expressing your interest in the role.
• CV (2 pages maximum).
• PowerPoint presentation of 10 images (maximum) from recent curatorial projects you have worked on.
• PDFs of catalogues and exhibitions essays, or exhibition reviews, you have written (maximum 4).

For more information please contact Tristan Chant, John Fries Award Producer, on (02) 9394 7614 or at



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