Entries: 830 (51 selected)
Exhibition dates: 16 July to 9 October 2016
Only selected finalists were exhibited; each artist could submit only one work
This is the first year that there is close to gender parity for the Archibald artists, with 25 women and 26 men among the finalists.
Women artists win the Archibald Prize (Fiona Lowry) and the Packing Room Prize (Betina Fauvel-Ogden) as well as the Wynne, Sulman and Trustees Watercolour Prizes. All are first-time finalists. It’s the first time in the history of these prizes that they have been won by women only.
Winner: Packing Room Prize 2016
Betina Fauvel-Ogden George Calombaris, masterchef
Winner: People's Choice 2016
Nick Stathopoulos Deng