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Kevin Connor won the Archibald for the second time; his first win had been in 1975 after the prize was withdrawn from John Bloomfield.