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

Archibald Prize 1987

Entries: 300 (26 selected)
Prize money: $20,000
Sponsor: Grace Brothers
Exhibition dates: 19 December 1987 to 7 February 1988
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

  • Margaret Ackland - Shay Docking
  • Rick Amor - Portrait of Malcolm Turnbull
  • John Caldwell - Jan Senbergs at Mawson
  • Fred Cress - Sir Gustav Nossal and Prof Max Bennett
  • Brian Dunlop - Dr Lynne Strahan (poet and historian)
  • Robert Eadie - Portrait of Sonia Hassan
  • Merilyn Fairskye - Woman and pipe (Dr Karin Emerton)
  • Sam Fullbrook - Ian Joye of Bondi
  • Joe Furlonger - Tony Bilson
  • James Guppy - Genni
  • Pollyxenia Joannou - Xenia
  • Keith Looby - Manning Clark
  • Andrew Lostia - Maxine at Darlinghurst
  • Vladas Meskenas - Sue Cruickshank actress
  • Robert Morris - Davida Allen and self
  • H Potter - Les A Murray
  • Clifton Pugh - Mr Russ Hinze
  • William Robinson - Equestrian self-portrait (Winner: Archibald Prize 1987)
  • Aileen Rogers - Bill Richards
  • Peter Rosson - Portrait of Michael Gill
  • Victor Rubin - Self-portrait of a painter at 37
  • Garry Shead - Frank Watters
  • Andrew Sibley - Mirka Mora
  • Ian Smith - Ray Hughes
  • Mary Wheeler - Arthur Ebdon (veteran of the Somme)
  • Caroline Williams - Mr Charles Blackman OBE