Chinese-born artists living in Australia have made a significant contribution to the Archibald Prize, which is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.
Many of their Archibald works from over the years are presented here. Click on a work to read more about it in our prizes database.
For a few others we don't have images, including Wendy Li (1990), Li Baohua (1994 and 1999), Hongbin Zhao (1994), He Huang (1998) and Guo Hua Cai (2001). And, of course, there are other artists of Chinese heritage, born in Australia or elsewhere, who have exhibited in the Archibald but are not included here.
A selection of these paintings - alongside some from the Salon des Refusés - is on display in the exhibition A retrospective of Chinese Archibald finalists, curated by Jiawei Shen, at the China Cultural Centre, Level 1/151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, 25 July to 27 August 2015.