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Winner for 1978


Finalists for 1978

  • Edward Binder - Peter Sculthorpe
  • John Bloomfield - Lloyd Rees
  • John Brack - Sir Garfield Barwick and Professor AG Mitchell
  • David Campbell - Caroline Jones
  • Reg Campbell - Eldred G. Bishop Esq.
  • Judy Cassab - Portrait of Lloyd Rees
  • Rodney Cassidy - Ray McGuire
  • Kevin Connor - Portrait of Robert Klippel (II)
  • Kevin Connor - Portrait of Frank Hinder
  • Brian Dunlop - Dr Dunstan Kemp
  • Sam Fullbrook - Sports Car Dealer, Julie Douglas
  • Matthijs Gerber - Reflections on Clive Evatt and self (The symbolic, the imaginary and the real)
  • Anthony Goldston-Morris - Sydney Ball
  • Guy Grey-Smith - Ann Lewis
  • Geoff Harvey - Portrait of Graham McCarter
  • Frank Hinder - Kevin Connor
  • Graeme Inson - Ian Cox
  • Gil Jamieson - E B (Barney) Joyce, OBE
  • Silvia Jansons - Limelight, A Portrait of Steven Berkoff
  • Geoff La Gerche - Roger Kemp
  • Keith Looby - Keith Looby
  • David Ryley Marshall - Portrait of Denise
  • Jocelyn Maughan - John Laws
  • L Scott Pendlebury - Nornie Gude
  • John Thomas Rigby - Portrait of Jacqueline Morrissey
  • John Thomas Rigby - Ian Duncanson
  • David Schlunke - Self-portrait
  • Eric John Smith - Lloyd Rees
  • Eric John Smith - Hector Gilliland
  • Greg Soames - Ross Wolfe
  • Noel Thurgate - Lyn Lee leaning
  • Noel Thurgate - Lance Wright
  • Dora Toovey - Senator Neville Bonner
  • Bill Undery - Portrait of Tony Dagg
  • Wes Walters - Portrait of Bruce Smeaton
  • Brett Whiteley - Art, life and the other thing (Winner: Archibald Prize 1978)
  • Lee Whitmore - Here's one of me
  • Fred Williams - Rudy Komon
  • Salvatore Zofrea - Sally McInerney