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Archibald Packing Room Prize winner 2023 Andrea Huelin

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A portrait of New Zealand-born comedian Cal Wilson by Cairns-based artist Andrea Huelin has won the 2023 Packing Room Prize. Clown jewels is the first entry into the Archibald Prize for the Perth-born artist.

Now in its 32nd year, the Packing Room Prize is awarded to the best entry in the Archibald Prize as judged by the Art Gallery staff who receive, unpack and hang the entries.

Former head packer Brett Cuthbertson retired in 2022, passing the baton to the ‘Packing Room pickers’ – three members of the Packing Room team, Timothy Dale, Monica Rudhar and Alexis Wildman, who together selected Huelin’s winning artwork for the Packing Room Prize 2023.

Filmed on Gadigal Country