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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

  • The mother – or father – of all prizes

    Transforming and terrifying, the experience of parenthood has provided inspiration for Archibald artists, who explore the joys, complexities and intense emotions in their revealing portraits.

    11 months, 3 weeks ago, by Kirsten Tilgals

  • Hidden depths

    Successful self-portraits make visible something that is invisible, as is the case with the 11 paintings in this year's Archibald Prize in which artists have chosen to depict themselves.

    1 year, 1 month ago, by Susannah Smith

  • They're an inspiration

    This year’s Archibald Prize includes portraits of three of the Gallery’s major supporters, who are inspiring in so many ways: Reg Richardson AM, John Schaeffer AO and Penelope Seidler AM.

    6 years ago, by Jane Wynter

  • Everyone's a critic

    For too long, art criticism has been the province of a beret-clad elite. Now everyone can play at that game with the Art Critic range from the Gallery Shop.

    6 years ago, by Holly Bennett

  • The rose and the thistle

    It sounds like the name of an English pub, doesn’t it? But I’m talking about the two plants that inspired a fabulous floral display in our exhibition of two 17th-century paintings from the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    6 years ago, by Josephine Touma

  • 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.

    6 years ago, by Kirsten Tilgals