In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize, Archie 100 explores the history of Australia's most prestigious portrait award. Developed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition presents a diverse selection of approximately 100 Archibald portraits from the last century - the triumphant and the thwarted - and honours the artists who have made the prize the most sought-after accolade in Australian art today.
The exhibition includes the work of Australia’s most famous and infamous artists including William Dobell, Wendy Sharpe, Ben Quilty and Vincent Namatjira – the first Indigenous artist to win the Prize in its history in 2020 and the winner of AGSA’s Ramsay Art Prize in 2019.
Join us for a day-trip to Adelaide to see this wonderful exhibition:
When: Friday 12 August
Time: leaving the Gallery at 8am
Cost: $50 (includes entry & bus)
Bookings essential, spaces limited: 08 8752 1044
Image: Tempe Manning 'Self-portrait' 1939 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales, acquired with the support of the Art Gallery Society of NSW 2021 © the artist's estate