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Archie 100

Norman Baker's Archibald Prize 1937 self-portrait

Detail of Normand Baker’s 1937 Archibald winning self-portrait, now in the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection © Estate of Normand Baker

Do you have missing information or images of Archibald works that you can share with us?

Is the portrait in your family’s dining room or your grandparents’ attic actually a former Archibald finalist? Was your great-aunt an amateur painter who was hung in the exhibition?

The Archibald Prize will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2021 and the Art Gallery of NSW is trying to locate paintings that have been in the Archibald since its inception in 1921 for possible inclusion in an exhibition and to enhance our online archive.

More than 6000 portraits have been included in the Archibald to date, most of which will now be in private collections.

The works are currently listed in the prizes section of the Gallery’s website, but there are gaps in the published information, particularly before 2003.

We are looking for:

  • the current location of the artwork
  • photographs of the artwork if there is no image online
  • information about the sitter if it is not online and they are not a public figure

And we’re keen for missing images of Wynne and Sulman works too.

Contact us if you can help

Archie100@ag.nsw.gov.au

or write to:
Archie 100 Project
Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000

Archie 100 exhibition

As part of the centenary celebrations, a national touring exhibition exploring the 100-year history of the Archibald Prize will open at the Gallery in mid 2021 alongside the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 exhibition then tour to venues across the country. Arranged thematically, Archie 100 will present a diverse selection of Archibald portraits, offering audiences a unique insight into Australia’s most celebrated portraiture prize.

Archie 100 has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.