Jul. 17, 2019
The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Curator Anne Ryan gives us a unique insight into her process of curating and hanging this exhibition. Sydney artist Tony Costa is the winner of the 2019 Archibald Prize for his portrait of artist Lindy Lee, a leading contemporary Australian artist herself. Her art practice explores her Chinese ancestry through the philosophies of Taoism and Zen Buddhism.
Explore the winners and finalists of the 2019 exhibition: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2019/
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