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Archibald Prize 2012 tour

Tim Storrier The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) (detail)

One of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art prizes, the annual Archibald Prize never ceases to create lively debate among the arts community and wider public. Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge this prize, which is awarded to the best portrait painting, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, from the many entrants to the competition.

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all 41 finalists, including this year’s winner Tim Storrier’s The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) and works by Adam Cullen, Ben Quilty, Jenny Sages and Wendy Sharpe, among many others.

10 June 2012 – 8 July 2012TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
14 July 2012 – 26 August 2012Newcastle Art Gallery
1 September 2012 – 14 October 2012Cowra Regional Art Gallery
20 October 2012 – 2 December 2012Western Plains Cultural Centre
7 December 2012 – 20 January 2013Grafton Regional Gallery
25 January 2013 – 10 March 2013Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
15 March 2013 – 28 April 2013New England Regional Art Museum