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
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