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Archibald Prize 2010

Entries: 849 (34 selected)
Prize money: $50,000
Sponsor: ANZ
Exhibition dates: 27 March to 30 May 2010
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work

Sam Leach was awarded both the Archibald and the Wynne Prizes. It was only the second time an artist had won both prizes: the first being William Dobell in 1948. Brett Whiteley won all three prizes – Archibald, Wynne and Sulman – in 1978.

Leach’s portrait of musician Tim Minchin was also the smallest recorded Archibald winner.

34 works