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Archibald Prize 2011

Important dates

2010 Archibald Prize winner, Sam Leach, with his portrait of Tim Minchin

Entries for the 2011 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes delivered to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April 2011

The Packing Room Prize and announcement of finalists for the 2011 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Friday 8 April, 11am

The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced on Friday 8 April at 11am, along with the Packing Room Prize winner.

The Packing Room Prize winner receives $1000 cash. First awarded in 1991, the Packing Room Prize is adjudicated by the Gallery’s storeman, Steve Peters.

Announcement of winners for the 2011 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Friday 15 April, 12 noon

The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. The winners of all three prizes will be announced on Friday 15 April at 12 noon. The winner of the Archibald Prize receives $50,000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture, $25,000 and the Sulman Prize for subject/genre painting and/or mural work, $20,000.

Announcement of the People’s Choice winner 2011

Thursday 16 June, 11am

Since 1988 the public has voted for its favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. The winner of the People’s Choice will be announced on Thursday 16 June at 11am.

The artist receives $2500 and a $1000 ANZ Visa Debit Card for winning the People’s Choice. Each year a voter for the Archibald painting that receives the most votes is selected to win a prize – this year, $2500 and a $1000 ANZ Visa Debit Card and one nights accommodation at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

The Archibald, Wynne & Sulman exhibition is open to the public 16 April – 26 June 2011 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Admission $10 adult, $7 concession

Archibald Prize 2011 regional tour

2 July 2011 – 31 July 2011TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
5 August 2011 – 11 September 2011Tweed River Art Gallery
17 September 2011 – 23 October 2011Moree Plains Gallery
28 October 2011 – 4 December 2011Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
9 December 2011 – 15 January 2012Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
20 January 2012 – 26 February 2012Orange Regional Gallery
2 March 2012 – 8 April 2012Manning Regional Art Gallery

Principal sponsor
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

On view
16 Apr – 26 Jun 2011
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Admission
$10.00, $7.00 concession

Media contact

Susanne Briggs
Tel +61 2 9225 1791
Mob 0412 268 320
susanne.briggs@ag.nsw.gov.au