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Increase in prize money

for 2012 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Today, Tuesday 13 September 2011, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is pleased to announce an increase in prize money for the 2012 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.

Archibald Prize 2012
from $50 000 to $75 000

Wynne Prize 2012
from $25 000 to $35 000

Sulman Prize 2012
from $20 000 to $30 000

The board of trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales has resolved to increase the prize money for all three prizes this year with a total amount of $140 000. In the last five years the prize money for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman has more than doubled.

Australia’s most extraordinary art event, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and the public. It never ceases to create lively debate amongst the arts community and wider public.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Wynne Prize, first awarded in 1897, is judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Sulman Prize, first awarded in 1936, will be judged in 2012 by artist Susan Norrie.

Entries submitted: Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March 2012
Winners announced: Friday 30 March 2012
Exhibition dates: Saturday 31 March – Sunday 3 June 2012

ANZ is delighted to be principal sponsor of the Archibald Prize for a third year in 2012. Our brand is all about living in our customers’ world and the Archibald is Australia’s favourite portraiture prize,’ said ANZ Chairman, John Morschel.

Regional tour of selected finalists

10 June 2012 – 8 July 2012TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
14 July 2012 – 26 August 2012Newcastle Art Gallery
1 September 2012 – 14 October 2012Cowra Regional Art Gallery
20 October 2012 – 2 December 2012Western Plains Cultural Centre
7 December 2012 – 20 January 2013Grafton Regional Gallery
25 January 2013 – 10 March 2013Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
15 March 2013 – 28 April 2013New England Regional Gallery

 
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On view
31 Mar – 3 Jun 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Admission

$10.00 adult
$8.00 concession
$7.00 member
$28.00 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$7.00 student in booked school group

Accommodation packages
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Media contact

Claire Martin
Tel +61 2 9225 1734
Mob 0414 437 588
claire.martin@ag.nsw.gov.au