2016 Finalist Gallery

Below is a gallery of the images submitted by those selected as the finalists of the John Fries Award 2016 (in alphabetical order by first name).

There are 14 finalists. This gallery is a sample of their style and mediums, and show their commitment to developing their artistic practice; they do not necessarily represent their finalist entry into the Awards.

Artists will have the opportunity to develop something new as their finalist entry, in collaboration with the Curator, Oliver Watts.


Angela Tiatia



Barbara Moore



Daniel McKewen



Debbie Symons



Eric Demetriou




Jake Preval



James Nguyen





Jessie Bullivant




Lilly Morton



Sam Clague



Sarah Poulgrain



Tim Gregory



Uri Auerbach







Xanthe Dobbie