20 Nov - 09 Jan 2022

Archibald Prize 2020 Regional Tour

Australia's foremost portraiture prize

Awarded to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’, 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 to the winning artist.

In its 100th year, the Archibald Prize has been held since 1921. An open competition, the Archibald Prize is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Entries to the Archibald Prize must be completed in the past year with at least one live sitting with the subject.

Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before embarking on a regional tour – with the exhibition heading to Penrith Regional Gallery from 20 November where it will stay across the summer period until 9 January.

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An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition with presenting partner ANZ.




20 November 2021 – 9 January 2022

Archibald Prize 2020 Regional Tour

Young Archie Penrith Regional Gallery

Calling young artists aged 5 – 18 years from our local community Show us your portraits!

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