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Archibald Prize 2019 tour

Tony Costa Lindy Lee (detail), Archibald Prize 2019 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 2019.

14 September 2019 – 5 November 2019TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
16 November 2019 – 12 January 2020Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
26 January 2020 – 8 March 2020Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
1 June 2020 – 26 July 2020Bank Art Museum Moree
14 August 2020 – 11 October 2020Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
22 January 2021 – 6 March 2021Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

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