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

Archibald Prize 1991/92

Entries: 411 (25 selected + Packing Room Prize winner)
Sponsor: State Bank
Exhibition dates: 15 February to 22 March 1992
Only selected works were exhibited; each artist could submit up to two works

The Packing Room Prize was introduced, awarded by the Gallery staff who receive the entries for the Archibald Prize. The inaugural winner – a portrait of politician Gareth Evans by Greg Bridges – was not selected by the trustees as one of the Archibald finalists.

The prize money for the winner of the Archibald increased from $20,000 to $25,000 and the entry handling fee increased from $2 to $10.

The first ‘official’ Salon des Refusés exhibition began at the SH Ervin Gallery, for which a panel of judges chose works from among those entries not selected by the trustees for the Archibald.

26 works