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Archibald Prize 2021

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Archibald Prize 2021

Fri 18 March - Sun 1 May

This year, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is celebrating 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most loved portrait award, the Archibald Prize.

Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. The trustees of the Art Gallery judge the entries and the winner receives $100 000, courtesy of ANZ.

First awarded in 1921, the Archibald Prize was established following a bequest from former Art Gallery trustee and founder of The Bulletin
magazine, JF Archibald (1856–1919), whose aim was to foster portraiture, support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.

The open competition has been awarded annually (with two exceptions: 1964 and 1980) to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman
distinguished in arts, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. Entries to the Archibald Prize must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting.

Image: Archibald Prize 2021 finalist Peter Wegner ‘Portrait of Guy Warren at 100’ oil on canvas, 120.5 x 151.5 cm © the artist Photo: AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins Sitter: Guy Warren

Details

Start:
Fri 18 March
End:
Sun 1 May
Event Category:
Website:
https://cowraartgallery.com.au/exhibitions/program

Venue

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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Phone:
02 6340 2190
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Other

Local government area
Cowra area
Artforms
Visual arts
Source
Sourced from listings, newsletters or community

 

The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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