2019 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

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2019 Archibald Prize Regional Tour

Saturday 15 August - Sunday 11 October 2020


Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist.

In its 98th year, the Archibald Prize has been held annually since 1921. An open competition, the Archibald Prize is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Entries to the Archibald Prize must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting. Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before embarking on a year-long regional tour.

Tony Costa was awarded the 2019 Archibald Prize for his portrait of fellow artist Lindy Lee; The People’s Choice was awarded to David Darcy for his portrait of Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward, respected elder of the Warakurna community and Ngaanyatjarra people of Western Australia and the Packing Prize was awarded to Tessa MacKay’s portrait of actor David Wenham.

Check out the finalists by clicking here


An Art Gallery of NSW touring exhibition presented by ANZ


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Image: Archibald Prize 2019 finalist, TONY COSTA Lindy Lee, oil on canvas, 182.5 x 152 cm, © the artist, Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins, Sitter: Lindy Lee - artist.