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Winner for 1981


Finalists for 1981

  • Su Baker - Noel Counihan
  • David Campbell - Fay Bottrell
  • William Dargie - Johannes Bjelke Petersen
  • Mario Duarte - Reg Livermore
  • Brian Dunlop - Anna Waldmann
  • Sam Fullbrook - Pat Murray
  • Sali Herman - The Artist's Wife
  • Frank Hinder - Renee Free - Senior Curator - and family
  • Frank Hodgkinson - Nippa Kapirigi, Artist, Traditional Owner of Deaf Adder Gorge, Northern Territory
  • Frank Hodgkinson - Dr Colin Jack-Hinton, Historian, Director of Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory
  • Ted Markstein - Barwick
  • Jocelyn Maughan - Frank Hinder - Artist
  • Margaret Mezaks - His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos
  • Brian Perrett - Graham Jones - Kinetic Energy Dance Co.
  • Lesley Pockley - The Hon W C Wentworth
  • Geoffrey Proud - Dorothy Hewett
  • John Thomas Rigby - Mrs P Hassouras
  • Andrew Sibley - Allan McCulloch
  • Eric John Smith - Rudy Komon (Winner: Archibald Prize 1981)
  • Nigel Thomson - Max Miller
  • Dora Toovey - Fred Frizell - Artist
  • Margaret Woodward - Protean, Self Portrait
  • Salvatore Zofrea - Stephanie Claire
  • Reinis Zusters - Self Portrait in Sofala