Emerging Artists


  • Indigenous Art Meets Fashion at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia

    During the parades of Sydney’s Fashion Week, emerging designer Johanna Louise Smith debuted her latest collection featuring works by indigenous artists Jakayu Biljabu and Bugai Whyoulter, from Martumili Art Centre in Newman in Western Australia.  Ms Smith collaborated with the … Continued

  • Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderheads (2016)

    Finalists announced for John Fries Award 2017

    Copyright Agency | Viscopy today announced the 12 finalists for the John Fries Award 2017.

    The award, curated by interdisciplinary artist, academic and curator, Consuelo Cavaniglia, is an annual $10,000 art award recognising the talents of early career … Continued


  • New Curated John Fries Award Exhibition to Give ‘Nod to Absurd’

    Finalists are now busy creating new works for the 6th annual John Fries Award exhibition, A Jester’s Whisper, which will open in early September.

    This year the awards were structured to give more time for artists to develop their … Continued

  • Darcell Apelu

    Kiwi Entries Flavour 6th Annual John Fries Award

    More emerging artists from New Zealand entered the sixth annual John Fries Award than ever before, showing signs that the country’s burgeoning talent is engaging more strongly with the Award.

    The number of entries from New Zealand rose 166% from … Continued

  • Lonely Sculpture

    Finalists Announced for John Fries Award 2015

    Fifteen emerging artists have today been announced as finalists to the John Fries Award 2015, one of Australia and New Zealand’s most coveted awards for emerging contemporary artists.

    The finalists are from all over Australia, with two New Zealand and … Continued

  • Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori), Dibirdibi Country, © Mrs Gabori 2011/Licensed by Viscopy.

    A Colourful Life Celebrated

    Respected traditional Kaiadilt elder and Viscopy member Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Mrs Gabori) sadly passed away last month, leaving behind a legacy as one of Australia’s most extraordinary contemporary artists.

    Mrs Gabori exploded onto the art scene in 2005 when she began … Continued