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Winner for 1985


Finalists for 1985

  • David Aspden - Portrait of the artist as an old dog
  • Charles Bush - Self-portrait - 1985
  • John Caldwell - Desiderius Orban
  • Fred Cress - Patrick McCaughey
  • Brian Dunlop - Dr Lynne Strahan
  • Robert Eadie - Portrait of Royston Harpur
  • David Fairbairn - 2 heads - Lynda
  • Sali Herman - George
  • Christine Hiller - Homage to Zola: self-portrait with two peasants
  • Keith Looby - Bill Hayden
  • Stuart Maxwell - SM contemplates Guy Warren, rainforest enthusiast, teacher, artist
  • Vladas Meskenas - Donald Friend
  • David Preston - Wendy Hughes
  • Clifton Pugh - Professor Manning Clark, AC
  • Clifton Pugh - John Perceval
  • Susan Rothwell - Peter Weir
  • Arthur Leeds Schmidt - Ray Hughes in his gallery
  • Garry Shead - Portrait of Bruce Petty
  • Andrew Sibley - Albert Tucker, AO
  • Eric John Smith - Hector Gilliland
  • Eric John Smith - Self-portrait
  • Joshua Smith - Self-portrait - eighty
  • Anne Wanstall - Portrait of a Fellow Artist (Michael Farrell)
  • Guy Warren - Flugelman with Wingman (Winner: Archibald Prize 1985)
  • Bryan Westwood - Portrait of James Fairfax