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Archibald Prize 1978

Entries: 236 (39 selected)
Exhibition dates: 16 December 1978 to 29 January 1979
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

Brett Whiteley won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, becoming the first artist to win all three awards in one year. It’s his second Archibald win, again for a self-portrait.