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

Archibald Prize 1970

Entries: 117 (15 selected)
Prize money: $4000
Exhibition dates: 23 January to 11 February 1971
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

With the Art Gallery of NSW closed for building work, the exhibition – called this year the ‘1970 Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Archibald Prize’ – was held in the Blaxland Gallery at Farmers department store. The prize money was more than usual, thanks to a one-off donation of $2000 from the bicentenary celebrations citizens’ committee.