Soft soil between our toes and jagged rocks underfoot. Are they fossil fuel deposits ripe for exploitation or sacred Dreaming sites?
Since 2010, the John Fries Award has recognised the contribution and achievement of early career practitioners from Australia and New Zealand. The Award matches the philanthropic support of the Fries family with the Copyright Agency’s enduring commitment to the career development of artists. As a result, the Award has profiled an outstanding group of more than 120 finalists and winners.
2019 John Fries Award finalists are Madison Bycroft (Marseilles, France/Adelaide, SA); Betty Chimney & Raylene Walatinna (Indulkana Community, APY Lands, SA); Dean Cross (Sydney, NSW); David Greenhalgh (Canberra, ACT); Nadia Hernàndez (Sydney, NSW); Jenna Lee (Brisbane QLD/London, UK); Hayley Millar-Baker (Melbourne, VIC); Elena Papanikolakis (Sydney, NSW); The Ryan Sisters (Pip and Natalie Ryan, Melbourne, VIC); and Justine Youssef (Sydney, NSW)
WHEN: 21 JUNE - 27 JULY 2019
WHERE: UNSW GALLERIES
ADDRESS: CNR OF OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
HOURS: TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
Akil Ahamat, So the spaces between us can stay soft 2018, Single channel video, stereo sound; installation, 3D printed resin, chrome, concrete, 80 x 50 x 45cm. Image courtesy: the artist