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Cantonese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

粵語導覽:2017年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturdays 2pm
5 August – 21 October 2017(except 9 September)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Mandarin-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

普通話導覽:2017年阿契伯爾獎、溫尼獎和蘇曼獎

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturdays 2pm
29 July– 21 October 2017 (except 9 September)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017: Arabic experience

جائزة ارشيبالد، وين وسلمان ٢٠١٧ بالعربية

Image: Mitch Cairns Agatha Gothe-Snape (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sundays 11am
1-22 October 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017: Hindi experience

आर्चिबॉल्ड ,वेन्न तथा सुलमैन पुरस्क्र प्रदर्शनी २०१७ का अनुभव हिन्दी में करें।

Image: Mitch Cairns Agatha Gothe-Snape (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sundays 11.30am
1-22 October 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

ANZ Blue express tour: Archibald Prize 2017

A half hour of highlights from the Archibald

Image: Kim Leutwyler Heyman (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Daily 1.30pm
29 July – 22 October 2017 (except 9-10 September)

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

ANZ Blue guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

An hour of highlights from the exhibition

Image: Anh Do JC (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Daily 12pm, 3pm
Wednesdays also 5.30pm, 7.15pm
29 July – 22 October 2017 (except 9-10 September)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Past events

Lecture: Do portraits require posing?

Hear from Cynthia Freeland, University of Houston

Image: Hugh Ramsay Artist in studio 1901-02 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wednesday 12 July 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

An evening with the Archibald BOOKED OUT

Celebrity, champagne and canapes

Image: Jessica Ashton Self-portrait as a clown (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturday 22 July 2017, 6pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

Image: Nicholas Harding John Olsen AO, OBE (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sunday 30 July 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 31 July 2017, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

Teacher salon: Archibald and O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

Professional learning for primary and secondary teachers

Image: Lucy Culliton Finished packing (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 5pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings required

Celebrity talks: Archibald artists tell all

In conversation with Richard Glover

Image: Richard Glover

Wednesdays 6.30pm
2, 9 August 2017
(2 August Auslan interpreted)

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Art and dementia: Portraits in the collection

Discussion and artmaking for people living with dementia

Image: Tom Roberts Portrait of Florence c1898 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 17 August 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Access tour and workshop: Portraiture and identity

Free artist-led experience for adults with specific needs

Image: Creating art in an access workshop at the Gallery

Friday 25 August 2017, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free, bookings required

Art and dementia: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For people living with dementia and their carers

Image: Marc Etherington Paul (Paul Williams in his studio) (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Friday 25 August 2017, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Auslan tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

With Sue and Todd Wright for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

Image: Natasha Walsh The scent of rain (self-portrait) (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesday 2 August 2017, 7.15pm
Sunday 27 August 2017, 1.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Portrait drawing: Face off I

With Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Saturday 12 August, 9 September 2017, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

ANZ customer weekend

Free entry to the Archibald Prize 2017 for ANZ cardholders

Image: Peter Smeeth Lisa Wilkinson AM (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 September 2017, 10am - 5pm

Duration 7 hours
Location: Ticketing and information desk

Drop in and make: Pixel portraits

Free artmaking activity for families

Image: Boys of Sydney Grammar Edgecliff Preparatory School Goodbye, Sir! (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 September 2017, 10am - 4pm

Duration 6 hours
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: Monsieur Camembert Quartet

Archibald fever strikes the Gallery

Image: Monsieur Camembert Quartet

Wednesdays 7.30pm
2-9 August, 6-13 September 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Archibald 2017 high tea BOOKED OUT

Special event at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Image: Jordan Richardson John (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Thursday 14 September 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Late night laughs 2017

Featuring some of Australia’s funniest comedians

Image: Andy Saunders

Wednesdays 6.30pm
6-27 September 2017

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Free

Live music: The World According to James

Radiating infectious joy and passion for music

Image: James Greening

Wednesdays 7.30pm
20, 27 September 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Entrance court
Free

Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017 BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith The inner stillness of Eileen Kramer (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Tuesdays 10am
1, 15 August, 5 September, 10 October 2017

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Audio-description tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For vistors who are blind or with low vision

Image: Madeleine Winch Facing the canvas (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Friday 18 August 2017, 11am
Tuesday 10 October 2017, 11am
(9 September 2017, 11am cancelled)

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Portrait drawing: Face off II BOOKED OUT

With Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Saturday 14 October 2017, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Japanese-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

日本語ガイドツアー:アーチボルド、ウィン、サルマン賞2017

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesdays 11am
2 August – 18 October 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Korean-language guided tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

한국어 안내 관람: 2017년도 아치볼드, 윈 그리고 술만 공모전들

Image: Tony Costa Simon Chan (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Wednesdays 11am
9 August – 18 October 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Free with exhibition entry

Sofitel Sydney Wentworth also has a range of Archibald-related offers, including an Archibald-inspired high tea.
More information on the Sofitel website