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

Archibald Prize 1977

Entries: 290 (35 selected)
Exhibition dates: 17 December 1977 to 30 January 1978
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

This year the exhibition dates were again shifted so that the exhibition began in the year of the competition.

Kevin Connor won the Archibald for the second time; his first win had been in 1975 after the prize was withdrawn from John Bloomfield.

  • Emile Barolle - Gallery director, Teura Maffei
  • Edward Binder - Peter Upward and friends
  • David Campbell - Adrian Rawlins
  • Reg Campbell - RA Dickson Esq
  • Judy Cassab - Paul Haefliger
  • Kevin Connor - Robert Klippel (Winner: Archibald Prize 1977)
  • Margery Dennis - Bruce Murphy, QC
  • Brian Dunlop - Peter Hastie
  • Brian Dunlop - Professor Richard Spann
  • Sam Fullbrook - Frank Ciantar, the dentist
  • Edna Garran-Brown - Joanne Thew
  • Phillip George - James Dibble
  • Bernd Heinrich - Garry McDonald
  • Nigel Hewitt - GW Burns
  • Helen Hooper - Bert Deling I
  • Geoff La Gerche - Clive's opening (portrait of Clive Murray-White)
  • Garth Legge - Mrs Garth Legge
  • David Ryley Marshall - John S Ashworth
  • John Money - Self-portrait no. 2
  • Garry Nichols - Garry McDonald
  • Alan Oldfield - James Davenport
  • Clifton Pugh - Something happened (self-portrait)
  • John Thomas Rigby - Dr John Sullivan
  • Martin Sharp - Her Majesty Edna the First
  • Eric John Smith - Self-portrait
  • Ian Smith - Ray Hughes and surround
  • Joshua Smith - Yve Close
  • Joshua Smith - Yve Close
  • Lillian Sutherland - Salvatore Zofrea
  • Noel Thurgate - Ivor
  • Noel Thurgate - Jim Paterson
  • Michael Winters - Self-portrait with the written word I
  • Ross Wolfe - Ian Hunter
  • Geoff Woodward - Don Chipp
  • Peter Zageris - Dr Jim Cairns