Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize, Australia’s foremost portraiture prize returns to Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre for the first time in many years. Now in its 98th year, the Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist as judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Archibald Prize is a window into Australian culture with sporting heroes, politicians, actors and artists just some of the many people to have posed for portraits over the year.
Finalists are exhibited at the art Gallery of New South Wales before embarking on a year-long regional tour. The touring exhibition is an exciting opportunity for residents and visitor to the Upper Hunter to see all 51 Archibald Prize finalists, and best of all you can see them for free!
See Upper Hunter artist and People’s Choice Archibald Prize 2019 winner David Darcy’s Tjuparntarri – women’s business artwork on display at the gallery.
Join us at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre 6pm Saturday, 25 January 2020 for the opening of 2019 Archibald Prize Tour- Muswellbrook. Along with special guest Tony Costa, Winner of the 2019 Archibald Prize. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of Small Forest Wines, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate.
Running from 26 January 2020 to 8 March 2020.
IGNITE: Muswellbrook High School
YOUNG ARCHIE Muswellbrook
REFLECTION: Contemporary Portraiture from the Collections