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Archibald Prize 1975

Entries: 298 (40 selected)
Exhibition dates: 24 January to 29 February 1976
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

A handling fee (of $2) was introduced for each entry.

John Bloomfield’s winning portrait of filmmaker Tim Burstall, painted from a blown-up photograph, was disqualified on the grounds that the picture had to be painted from life. The prize was rejudged and awarded to Kevin Connor.

The trustees make it clear that their decision ‘did not reflect in any way on the artistic merit of Mr Bloomfield’s entry’. The work subsequently became part of the Gallery’s collection.

  • Frederic Henry Bates - L'antiquaire (Brian Bates, BSc)
  • Charles Billich - Ronald Walker, lord mayor of Melbourne
  • John Bloomfield - Tim Burstall
  • Charles Bush - Patrick McCaughey
  • Reg Campbell - Dr Scott-Young
  • Judy Cassab - Sir Roden Cutler
  • John Chaplyn - Norman Gunston
  • Kevin Connor - The Hon Sir Frank Kitto, KBE (Winner: Archibald Prize 1975)
  • Ronald William Crawford - Rupert Steele
  • Brian Dunlop - The Rt Hon Sir Garfield Barwick
  • Merryll Evans - Gareth Sansom
  • Suzanne French-Kennedy - Donald G Lane, B Arch
  • Sam Fullbrook - Dr Myers, La Trobe University
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Joanne Thew
  • Marit Hegge - Wendy
  • Sali Herman - The artist's son
  • Nora Heysen - Dorothy Hewett
  • Pamela Houstein - Fiona Macallum, clairvoyant
  • Glen Hughes - John King
  • Louis Kahan - RJ Hawke
  • Stephen Kaldor - Self-portrait
  • Stefan Kater - Alan Nye, fashion photographer
  • Mark Koludrovic - Bill Brown
  • Geoff La Gerche - John
  • Keith Looby - David Campbell
  • David Ryley Marshall - Joan Rydon, professor of politics, La Trobe University
  • David Ryley Marshall - Portrait of LB
  • Vladas Meskenas - Grant Donald
  • Margaret Mezaks - Victor Matison, chief stipendiary magistrate of South Australia
  • Mary Miles - Aileen Rogers
  • Clifton Pugh - Sir John Kerr
  • Clifton Pugh - Mr Justice Murphy
  • Aileen Rogers - Isabel Williams
  • Eric John Smith - Self-portrait
  • June Stephens - George Kelly
  • Pamela Thalben-Ball - Dr Jeremy Hirschhorn
  • David Van Nunen - Nigel Butterley
  • Luis Vargas - Artist's wife, Carmen
  • Lovoni V Webb - Susan Wright no. 2
  • James Willebrant - Ian Grant, painter