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

Archibald Prize 1969

Entries: 188 (71 selected)
Prize money: approximately $1900
Exhibition dates: 15 January to 1 February 1970

Due to continuing reconstruction work at the Gallery, the Archibald Prize exhibition, along with the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, was shown in Sydney’s Lower Town Hall.

Ray Crooke’s win for his portrait of writer George Johnston was something of a surprise as Crooke was known primarily as a landscape painter.

  • Andrea Andre - Sabine Buehler
  • Andrea Andre - Max Bruch
  • Ian Armstrong - The Most Rev Frank Woods, archbishop of Melbourne
  • Alan Baker - Gordon Clowes, FRCS, FRACS
  • Cameron Bannerman - Dora Toovey
  • Cameron Bannerman - Roger Allen
  • Esme Bell - The Hon Sir Leslie Herron
  • Charles Billich - Mungo McCallum
  • Charles Billich - Self-portrait
  • Shirley Bourne - Alan Martin
  • John Brack - Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage
  • Charles Bush - Self-portrait at 49
  • Jo Caddy - Professor Brian Medlin
  • Jo Caddy - Father Owen Farrell
  • Donald Cameron - Kenneth Jack
  • Donald Cameron - Jack Clarke
  • Reg Campbell - John Laws
  • Jack Carington Smith - Lyndon Dadswell
  • Judy Cassab - Louis James
  • Ray Crooke - George Johnston (Winner: Archibald Prize 1969)
  • John Dowie - Bernard Hesling
  • Dudley Drew - Edric Beer
  • Douglas Dundas - Rev Canon GG O'Keefe, OBE
  • Vy Elsom - Self-portrait
  • George Finey - Franco Belgiorno-Nettis
  • Dorothy Fletcher - Sir Henry Somerset, CBE
  • Sam Fullbrook - Kenneth Pirrie
  • Don Gallagher - Antoinette Prichard
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Raymond Farly Thew
  • Henry Aloysius Hanke - Unk White
  • David Harrison - Dr JD Bollen
  • E A Harvey - Margaret Throsby
  • Newton Hedstrom - Marjory Penglase
  • Newton Hedstrom - Self-portrait
  • Graeme Inson - Charles Hayes
  • Graeme Inson - Rear-Admiral George Oldham
  • Jean Isherwood - EA Harvey
  • Gil Jamieson - George Johnson
  • Reginald Jerrold-Nathan - Miss Betty Archdale
  • Molly Johnson - Dr A Gordon Rowell
  • Robert Juniper - Rose Skinner
  • Michael Kmit - Wallace Thornton
  • Hartmut Lahm - John Cobley
  • Valerie Lazarus - Kay Rodd
  • Lynette Lee - Christopher
  • Vaike Liibus - Cyril Pearl
  • Mary Elizabeth McLeish - Kenneth Jack
  • Alan Martin - Miss Shirley Bourne
  • Anne Maughan - George Haynes
  • Jocelyn Maughan - William Northam
  • Arthur J Murch - Alexander Cann
  • Meg Padgham - Angela Saba
  • William Pidgeon - Dorothy Pidgeon
  • William Pidgeon - Mr RGC Parry Okeden, CMG, CBE
  • Clifton Pugh - John Olsen
  • David Rae - Leonie Taggart
  • David Rae - Brian Bertram
  • Roderick Shaw - Destroyed portrait of Jack Miles
  • Andrew Sibley - John Brack
  • Mag Slater - William Frater
  • Eric John Smith - Self-portrait
  • Eric John Smith - Fred Williams
  • Joshua Smith - Tom Macindoe
  • C G Taylor - Nora Heysen
  • C G Taylor - Chris Woodman
  • Michael John Taylor - Gina
  • Dora Toovey - Miss Isolde Hill
  • Dora Toovey - Senator Ken Anderson
  • Thora Ungar - Self-portrait
  • Steve Validic - Mr Alois Svihla
  • Phyllis Paulina Waterhouse - Douglas Watson