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Archibald Prize 2018 tour

Yvette Coppersmith Self-portrait, after George Lambert (detail), Archibald Prize 2018 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 2018.

22 September 2018 – 18 November 2018Geelong Gallery
30 November 2018 – 28 January 2019Tamworth Regional Gallery
8 February 2019 – 10 April 2019Orange Regional Gallery
18 April 2019 – 17 June 2019Lismore Regional Gallery


Art Gallery of NSW members can see this for free at the touring venues, just by presenting their current membership card. More about membership