Entries: 640 (41 selected)
Exhibition dates: 3 March to 13 May 2007
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work
When John Beard was awarded the prize for his portrait of artist Janet Laurence, he became the first person to be an Archibald winner as both painter and sitter without painting a self-portrait. Beard had been the subject of Fred Cress’s 1988 winning portrait.
This year marked the second Packing Room Prize win for Danelle Bergstrom and the third People’s Choice win for Evert Ploeg.
Winner: Packing Room Prize 2007
Danelle Bergstrom Take two - Jack Thompson
Winner: People's Choice 2007
Evert Ploeg George Ellis