The Archibald Prize for portrait painting is the country’s favourite and most significant art award. Since 1921, it has highlighted figures from all walks of life,
The Archibald Prize for portrait painting is the country’s favourite and most significant art award. Since 1921, it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.
The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.
Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman.
Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes on 24 July and see the work of budding artists aged 5–18 on display in the Young Archies. For families, there are also a children’s trail and labels.
Enjoy an exclusive evening at Australia’s most extraordinary art event – The Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW.
First awarded in 1921, The Archibald Prize is one of the most famous and prestigious awards in Australasia. Awarded for the best portrait painting of the who’s who of Australian culture from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.
Join us for a private guided tour of the exhibition that also includes the Wynne & Sulman prizes followed by an intimate fine dining experience at Chiswick within the Gallery accompanied by a special guest speaker.
Be part of one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the 2021 calendar.
(Tuesday) 6:13 pm - 6:13 pm
Art Gallery NSW