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

Archibald Prize 2008

Entries: 693 (40 selected)
Sponsor: Myer
Exhibition dates: 8 March to 18 May 2008
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work

Auckland artist Martin Ball’s portrait of singer-songwriter Neil Finn became the first New Zealand entry to gain one of the awards on offer in the Archibald competition when it won the Packing Room Prize.

The prize money for the main award increased from $35,000 to $50,000.

40 works