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  • That was then, this is now

    Some of the 2018 Archibald sitters have appeared in prize portraits in the past. We take a look at then and now. How do the paintings compare? And how does an artist's depiction of themselves line up against a portrait of them painted by someone else?

    3 weeks, 4 days ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • We are family

    When it comes to Australia’s favourite portrait prize, for this year’s crop of finalists and their subjects it’s a real family affair.

    4 months, 1 week ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • None of these women are naked

    Back in 1989, the artist collective known as the Guerilla Girls famously asked: Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum?. There’s still a long way to go until there’s gender parity in the artworld but there are signs of progress. Wherever you venture in the Art Gallery of NSW at the moment, you're likely to encounter the work of an inspiring woman.

    1 year ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Not the selfie as you know it

    In establishing the prize that bears his name, JF Archibald may have stipulated that the portrait be 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics', but it's obvious that this year's finalists prefer faces from the art world - even more so when it's their own.

    1 year, 1 month ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Come together

    The finalists in the 2017 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are notable for many reasons, including the inclusion of collaborative works and works by Indigenous artists.

    1 year, 1 month ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Who's who at this year's Archie

    From the first timers to those you'll encounter more than once in the exhibition, here's an introduction to some of the artists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016 and their choice of sitters.

    2 years, 1 month ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Sisters are doing it for themselves

    Women artists have scooped the pool in this year's competition, taking out the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes as well as the Trustees Watercolour Prize and the Packing Room Prize - and all are first-time finalists.

    2 years, 2 months ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Chinese artists in the Archibald

    When the Archibald Prize for portraiture was established almost 100 years ago, it's unlikely anyone would have been able to imagine the impressive contribution that artists from China would one day make.

    3 years, 1 month ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Do I know you?

    As always, there are artists in this year's Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes who we probably recognise, but there are new faces too and some 2014 debutantes who are back for a second time.

    3 years, 2 months ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Is this your first time?

    Some people think the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are always full of the same old faces. In 2014, there's a flock of finalists who have never been selected for the competition before.

    4 years, 2 months ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

Kirsten Tilgals
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