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

Archibald Prize 2004

Entries: 732 (40 selected)
Sponsor: Colonial Foundation
Exhibition dates: 27 March to 16 May 2004
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work

Craig Ruddy’s portrait of actor David Gulpilil won the Archibald Prize and the People’s Choice award. It was only the second time exhibition visitors agreed with the judges’ decision since the public-voted award was introduced in 1988, and just the second time that an Aboriginal sitter was the subject of the Archibald-winning work. (The first was artist Albert Namatjira in William Dargie’s 1954 winner.)

40 works