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

Garry Shead Portrait of Michael Hobbs

oil on canvas

195 x 125 cm

Image courtesy private collection

Due to building works at the Gallery, there was no Archibald Prize 1968 exhibition so no selection of finalists for display.

This portrait by Garry Shead of Michael Hobbs was one of the total number of entries from which the judges chose the winning portrait.

Only the winner – William Pidgeon’s portrait of artist Lloyd Rees – was hung at the Gallery, along with winning works from the Wynne and Sulman Prize competitions.