We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

Archibald Prize 1928

Entries: 66 works
Prize money: £592 3s 2d
Exhibition dates: from 19 January 1929, for a period of up to two months
All entries were exhibited; no limit to number of works each artist could submit

Although the trustees awarded John Longstaff the Archibald Prize for his portrait of Annie Murdoch (commissioned by newspaper proprietor Keith Murdoch), it was George Lambert’s portrait of artist and teacher Julian Ashton that was purchased by the Gallery for 500 guineas soon after the exhibition opened. Lambert’s other entry, a portrait of trustee Howard Hinton, who had recently donated 100 artworks to the Gallery, had been commissioned by the trustees for the same amount.

  • James Muir Auld - Mrs Townshend
  • James Muir Auld - Portrait of the artist
  • A M E Bale - Miss Mollie Agnew
  • Caroline Barker - Mr Inigo Jones
  • Joseph Arthur Bennett - Miss Hillier
  • Bessie Boultbee - Tony Fagan
  • Bessie Boultbee - Two sisters
  • James A Bowman - Major General Victor Sellheim
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Sir Henry Braddon
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - Self-portrait
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - The Rev EM Baker, MA
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mother
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Mr John Shirlow
  • Norman Carter - Miss Soord
  • Norman Carter - The Honourable Sir William Cullen, KCMG
  • Norman Carter - Mrs Beavan
  • Colin Colahan - Self-portrait
  • Aileen R Dent - Mrs Butterworth
  • Aileen R Dent - Miss Gilman-Jones
  • John Dobbie - Portrait
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Luke Fleury - Self-portrait
  • Ray S Gower - Miss Scott Findlay
  • Ray S Gower - Mr JJ Gower
  • Ray S Gower - Self-portrait
  • Ray S Gower - Mr AG Scott Findlay
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Mrs M Forrest
  • Gwendolyn Grant - Professor F Cumbrae-Stewart, KC, DCL
  • David Grieve - Mr Conrad Sayce
  • Brenda Holland - Grand-mere
  • Frederick Hutchisen Monteath - Mr William Macleod
  • Grace Jardine - Lieut Col NC Talbot, MC, CDG
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - The Hon TR Bavin MLA
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mr AW Green
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Sir Alfred Meeks
  • George W Lambert - Mr Howard Hinton
  • George W Lambert - Mr Julian Rossi Ashton
  • Frederick William Leist - Diana Moody
  • Aletta Lewis - Professor AR Radcliffe Brown
  • Aletta Lewis - Mrs Victor Jenkins
  • John Longstaff - The Hon Theodore Fink
  • John Longstaff - Dr Alexander Leeper (Winner: Archibald Prize 1928)
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Mrs AE Macdonald
  • R J McFadden - Self-portrait
  • W B McInnes - Mr Frank Tate, CMG, MA
  • Arthur J Murch - Senior Chaplain James Green, CMG, VD
  • Percival James Norton - The Hon SR Innes Noad, MLC
  • Oswald Paul - Steele Rudd
  • Oswald Paul - Mr Roderic Quinn
  • Adelaide Perry - Mr Basil Burdett
  • Adelaide Perry - Mrs Mary Gilmore
  • Edward H Perry - The Duke of Wellington
  • William Rowell - Mr Allan Wilkie, CBE
  • Lyall Trindall - Miss Florence McDonald
  • J S Watkins - Professor Randal Woodhouse
  • Percy I White - Rt Hon Sir Isaac A Isaacs, PC, KCMG
  • Percy I White - Mr Edward Vidler
  • Percy I White - Dr William Maloney, MHR
  • Percy I White - Very Rev Rabbi Dr Joseph Abrahams, MA, PhD
  • Percy I White - Mr LV Biggs
  • Leslie Wilkie - Mr James Ashton
  • Mary Will-Slade - Late Lester S Donaldson SM
  • Mary Will-Slade - An octogenarian
  • Joseph Wolinski - Captain Watson
  • Joseph Wolinski - The paisley shawl
  • Joseph Wolinski - Mr AJ Fischer