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Winners for 1997

Nigel Thomson
Barbara Blackman

Winner: Archibald Prize 1997

Bill Leak
Tex (Perkins)

Winner: Packing Room Prize 1997

Mathew Lynn
Jeanne Ryckmans

Winner: People's Choice 1997
Highly Commended


Finalists for 1997

  • Rick Amor - Peter Carey at the VACB Studio, Soho, New York
  • Tom Carment - Roger McDonald at work
  • Judy Cassab - Elwyn Lynn
  • Peter Churcher - Portrait of John S. Levi, first Australian Born Rabbi
  • Fred Cress - David Williamson
  • Adam Cullen - Portrait of Mikey Robins
  • Elisabeth Cummings - Jean Appleton
  • Merilyn Fairskye - Jackie 2
  • Joe Furlonger - Self portrait with model
  • George Gittoes - John Olsen
  • Robert Hannaford - Paul Davies
  • Nicholas Harding - Portrait of Kevin Connor
  • Bill Leak - Tex (Perkins)
  • Kerrie Lester - Janet Vernon in reflection
  • Mathew Lynn - Jeanne Ryckmans
  • Jocelyn Maughan - Dr John Yu
  • Lewis Miller - Portrait of Allan Mitelman II
  • Henry Mulholland - Dr Peter Elliott
  • Paul Newton - Kate and Barbie (A portrait of Kate Fischer)
  • Rodney Pople - (Galbraith)
  • Jenny Sages - Greg Weight making a portrait of Tom Bass
  • Timothy Schultz - Odalisque - portrait of Wendy Sharpe
  • Martin Sharp - Tiny Tim, Eternal Troubadour
  • Garry Shead - Carpe(t) Diem - Adam Rish
  • Jiawei Shen - Seven self portraits
  • Kim Spooner - (Barrie Kosky) Expecting each moment to be his next
  • Nigel Thomson - Barbara Blackman
  • Imants Tillers - Portrait of a Chancellor (U.T.S)
  • Greg Warburton - Genni Batterham OAM
  • Dick Watkins - Des O'Brien
  • Salvatore Zofrea - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Opera