Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017
People’s Choice 2016 announcement, with sitter Deng Adut and artist Nick Stathopoulos
Australia’s most extraordinary art event
The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
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.
The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.
Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2017 judge is Tony Albert.
Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes, and see the work of budding artists aged 5-18 on display in the Young Archies.
Enter your artwork
Entries now open for:
Explore the prizes
View winners and finalists from previous years, and find out more about each of the prizes, in our prizes database.
29 Jul – 22 Oct 2017
Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open. You don’t specify a date or time when booking.
$44 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$8 child (5-17 years)
Free for children under 5
A $2 transaction fee applies for online purchases
Major exhibition gallery