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

Archibald Prize 1930

Entries: 42 artists submitted 67 works
Exhibition dates: the winning picture was exhibited from 30 January 1931 for two months; all other entries were exhibited for two weeks

Although traditional academic works dominated the exhibition – including the winning portrait of artist Harry McClelland by WB McInnes (his sixth win in ten years) – there were entries that reflected more modern and progressive trends in art, such as a work by Grace Crowley.

  • James Muir Auld - WG Chapple, Esq
  • James Muir Auld - Self-portrait
  • James Muir Auld - Velvet and lace
  • Bessie Boultbee - Miss Marjorio Dundas-Smith
  • Bessie Boultbee - Very Rev the Dean of Sydney
  • Walter Armiger Bowring - EJB Macarthur, Esq
  • Ernest Buckmaster - Miss Swinburne
  • Norman Carter - Miss Nancy Hazelton
  • Norman Carter - Self-portrait
  • Elaine Coghlan - Portrait
  • Elaine Coghlan - Ralph Ferris, Esq
  • Grace Crowley - Miss Gwen Ridley
  • Thomas Dean - Miss Emily Lowbridge
  • Aileen R Dent - Professor Boyce Gibson
  • Granville Dunstan - Alfred Peters, Esq
  • Granville Dunstan - Miss L Droop
  • Bernice Edwell - Harold Smith, Esq
  • Mary Edwell-Burke - Self-portrait
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Mrs AJ Fischer
  • Amadeus Julius Fischer - Miss Alma Thorpe
  • Joseph Luke Fleury - C Glancey, Esq
  • Ray S Gower - J Lawson Balfour, Esq
  • Ray S Gower - Mrs CC Kent
  • Ray S Gower - Miss May Prince
  • Noel Gyvette - The late Bishop Langley
  • Lindsay Bernard Hall - The yellow dress
  • E A Harvey - R Windeyer, Esq KC
  • Brenda Holland - Aboriginal
  • Brenda Holland - Aboriginal
  • William F Hughes - The poet
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs Mackinnon
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Mrs G Rich
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - RH Strath, Esq
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Sir Daniel Levy
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Knox
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Dorothea Mackellar
  • J Noel Kilgour - My mother
  • Percy Leason - Self-portrait
  • Frederick William Leist - Dr Bradfield
  • John Longstaff - Miss Betty Davies
  • John Longstaff - Self-portrait
  • John Longstaff - Colonel Bourchier
  • Harry McClelland - Miss Jessica Harcourt
  • S McCulley - Self-portrait
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Mrs GM Eldershaw
  • Alfred Ernest MacDonald - Susanne
  • W B McInnes - Miss Morrisey
  • W B McInnes - Drum-Major Harry McClelland (Winner: Archibald Prize 1930)
  • W B McInnes - CJ Dennis, Esq
  • Benjamin Edward Minns - Miss M Hayhow
  • Arthur J Murch - John D Moore, Esq
  • A E Newbury - Self-portrait
  • A E Newbury - Portrait of my wife
  • Luigi Nobili - Self-portrait
  • Percival James Norton - EC Gates, Esq
  • Hilda Margaret Owen - Anita, wife of Sir Keith Smith
  • Constance Parkin - Miss Ruth de Vahl Kaemet
  • May Prince - Mary
  • May Prince - PE Coleman, Esq, MHR
  • Noel Rubie - W Collett Shoppee, Esq
  • Janet Templeton-Wilson - Portrait
  • Charles Wheeler - Self-portrait
  • Charles Wheeler - PM Carew-Smyth, Esq
  • Mary Will-Slade - Miss Eleanor Gordon
  • Joseph Wolinski - Self-portrait
  • Joseph Wolinski - Miss Gwen Pierce
  • Joseph Wolinski - KR Cramp, Esq, MA