To 10 December
The Archibald Prize finalists are gracing the walls of the Geelong Gallery until December 10 and oh, how nice it is to welcome this most prestigious of Australian portraiture prizes to town.
Celebrating the best portraits in the nation, the finalists of the 2017 Archibald Prize features subjects ranging from politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists.
The Archy dates back to 1921 and is awarded each year by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The touring exhibition makes its only Victorian stop in Geelong and is not to be missed.
For tickets and exhibition information visit geelonggallery.org.au
First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists. The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2017 Archibald Prize.