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Archibald Prize 1964

Entries: 171 (69 selected)
Exhibition dates: 23 January to 21 March 1965
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

For the first time, the Archibald Prize was not awarded.

The Gallery announced: ‘After careful consideration the trustees unanimously decided not to award the prize for 1964, as they felt that no submitted entry was worthy of the award. They accordingly exercised their discretion under clause 10 of the conditions.’

Under the provisions of JF Archibald’s will, the trustees, if they deemed no entry worthy of the prize, had the option of instead using the money to buy for the Gallery any portrait that had won the prize. The trustees agreed to invest the available sum and eventually use the capital and income to buy a winning painting (which they did from the 1967 competition).

  • Brian Agnew - Colin Parker
  • William Aylward - Edward May
  • Frederic Henry Bates - Paul Marks
  • Joan Beck - Self-portrait '64
  • Reshid Bey - J Lowy
  • Peter Alan Bill - Self-portrait
  • William Geoffrey Boissevain - Frank Norton, ASTC
  • Shirley Bourne - Dr KB Noad
  • Mary Brady - Ron Haddrick
  • Lina Bryans - Adrian Lawlor
  • Charles Bush - Dr Gilbert Phillips
  • Donald Cameron - Rev John Heggie
  • Judy Cassab - Portrait of Andrea
  • Frederick P Chandler - Olivette Chandler
  • Kevin Connor - The Rt Hon Sir Frank Kitto, KBE
  • Paul Delprat - Lyn
  • Edison S Earngey - Artist's sister, Kathleen
  • Maximilian Feuerring - Self-portrait
  • Herbert Flugelman - Laurence Ware
  • Margaret Fromel - Bernie
  • Sam Fullbrook - Dr JF Cairns MP
  • Don Gallagher - Mandy
  • Pat Graham - Rosemary Fenton
  • Kenneth Green - William Charley
  • Guy Grey-Smith - Dr RL Kirk
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - The Hon Asher Joel, OBE, MLC
  • Weaver Hawkins - Ian and Sue
  • Newton Hedstrom - Mrs Richard Edwards
  • Edith L Holmes - Mrs JC Dabrowski
  • Graeme Inson - David Campbell
  • Jean Isherwood - Lloyd Rees
  • Kay Jenkin - Myself '64
  • Molly Johnson - Mrs JS Watkins
  • Louis Kahan - Sidney Nolan
  • J Noel Kilgour - Carolyn Carter
  • Garrett Kingsley - Self-portrait
  • Donald Laycock - Knight of the Thistle
  • Naomi Lewis - John Ogburn
  • Michael R Lyons - DL Crook
  • Alan Martin - John Heath
  • John V Maudson - Sculley the architect
  • Vladas Meskenas - William Dobell
  • Rodney Milgate - John Pringle
  • Jon Molvig - Camille Gheysens
  • Alan Moore - Mr EE (Weary) Dunlop, MS (Melb), FRCS, FRACS
  • Mervyn Moriarty - Bernard O'Reilly
  • Arthur J Murch - Rubina Namatjira
  • Meg Padgham - KJ Veltjens
  • Gabriel Pearl - Joyce D Batty
  • William Pidgeon - Emeritus Professor AJ Arnott
  • Gwen Pratt - Mrs M Arnell
  • Hilda Proudfoot - The impresario
  • Tiiu Reissar - Rev TD Noffs
  • John Thomas Rigby - Sir Albert Axon, chancellor Queensland University
  • Kay Rodd - Mrs Robert Kinnane
  • Joe Rose - Dr Ruth D Redom
  • Biruta Rutkovskis - Aija
  • John Santry - Self-portrait
  • Michael Shannon - Guy Stuart
  • Andrew Sibley - Norman Williams OBE
  • Eric John Smith - Leonard Hessing
  • Joshua Smith - Chips Rafferty
  • C G Taylor - Self-portrait, night
  • Mary-Anne Telfer - Brian Bertram
  • Dora Toovey - The late Bill Harney
  • Marc Trenk - Artist's mother
  • Thora Ungar - Dr Stanley Meares
  • Lovoni V Webb - Portrait of Vera
  • Reinis Zusters - Arnold Tink