We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Archibald Prize 2023 tour

A group of people with cameras pointing at a  person standing in front of a large painting in a gallery space

Blak Douglas with his portrait of Karla Dickens, which won the Archibald Prize 2022, at the announcement. Artwork © Blak Douglas

Australia’s favourite and most significant art award

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921, it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.

This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2023.