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Archibald Prize 2016 tour

Louise Hearman Barry (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 winner

Australia’s favourite portrait prize

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

First awarded in 1921, it is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize exhibition is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2016.

14 October 2016 – 27 November 2016Art Gallery of Ballarat
2 December 2016 – 15 January 2017Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
20 January 2017 – 19 March 2017Cowra Regional Art Gallery
24 March 2017 – 13 May 2017Bega Valley Regional Gallery
19 May 2017 – 2 July 2017Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
7 July 2017 – 20 August 2017Western Plains Cultural Centre

Dates subject to change.

 
Principal sponsor ANZ