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Archibald Prize 2016

Entries: 830 (51 selected)
Sponsor: ANZ
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 (Louise Hearman) 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.

51 works