Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists.
Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize.
The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist.
In its 98th year, the Archibald Prize has been held annually since 1921. An open competition, the Archibald Prize is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Entries to the Archibald Prize
must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting.
Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before embarking on a year-long regional tour. In the early years, all entries were hung.
The 2019 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is proudly presented by ANZ. This year is the 10th anniversary of ANZ’s partnership with Australia’s most extraordinary art event.
Image: Archibald Prize 2019 finalist, Kim Leutwyler, ‘Faustina', oil and acrylic on canvas
76 x 76.5 cm © the artist, Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling, Sitter: Faustina Agolley – actor
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is open 10am - 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday (excluding public holidays and the week prior to each new exhibition).
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