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Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

Archibald Prize 2017 winner Mitch Cairns and the subject of his portrait, Agatha Gothe-Snape

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 2018 judge is Angela Tiatia.

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.

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Find out more about the prizes and browse the finalists and winners year by year. Finalists for 2018 announced 3 May 2018.

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Presenting partner ANZ. Media partners JC Decaux, The Sydney Morning Herald. Official hotel partner Sofitel Hotels and Resorts Sydney Wentworth. Supporting partners Creative City Sydney/City of Sydney, Porter's Original Paints, Robert Oatley.

12 May – 9 Sep 2018

Buy tickets now from Qtix

Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open. You don’t specify a date or time when booking.

$20 adult
$18 concession
$16 member
$48 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

Multi-entry ticket
$32 adult
$29 concession
$26 member
Only available at the Gallery

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