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Archibald Prize 2019 tour

Announcement of the winner of the Archibald Prize 2018, Yvette Coppersmith, for her work Self-portrait, after George Lambert

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
15 November 2019 – 12 January 2020Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre
24 January 2020 – 8 March 2020Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
20 March 2020 – 3 May 2020Bank Art Museum Moree
15 May 2020 – 28 June 2020Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
3 July 2020 – 16 August 2020Coffs Harbour 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