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Archie 100 A Century of the Archibald Prize

Two portraits of seated figures. The one of the left depicts a person with short hair and dark skin, wearing a white shirt. The one on the right depicts a person with fair skin and chin-length hair wearing a green shirt.

Left to right: William Dargie Portrait of Albert Namatjira 1956, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, purchased 1957 © Estate of William Dargie, photo: QAGOMA; Tempe Manning Self-portrait 1939, Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery Society of NSW 2021 © Estate of Tempe Manning

Celebrate 100 years of Archibald 

Archie 100 A Century of the Archibald Prize

5 June – 26 September 2021

Lower level 2

Art Gallery of NSW

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One ticket, two exhibitions
Book a date and time to see the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 and use the same ticket to see Archie 100 any day and time it's open
$22 adult
$20 concession
$18 member
$54 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$10 child/youth (5-17 years)
Free for children under 5

Or buy a Gallery Pass
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 and Archie 100 plus Hilma af Klint
$42 adult
$37 concession
$34 member
$100 family

$2 transaction fee applies online

Dine & Discover vouchers must be redeemed in person at the Gallery (not online)

Booked school groups
$7 student

Ticket FAQs

Members enjoy free entry from 20 June. Simply present your membership card at the exhibition entry

This year marks 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award.

Arranged thematically, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize unearths fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.

Since 1921, the prize has attracted entries from both prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand, and featured people from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes.

Resulting from many years of research for lost portraits, Archie 100 includes paintings from the Gallery’s collection as well as works from libraries, galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand, and private Australian and international collections – some that have not been seen since first being exhibited in the Archibald. The exhibition will tour from November 2021.

The development and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

Note: This display includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. More information

Support partner

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program