Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. It's a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to media figures, sporting heroes to artists.
Held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Archibald Prize is awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian. The Prize has been held annually since 1921, and is worth $100,000 to the winning artist. As on open competition, the Prize attracts entries from across Australia. The final selection is made by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Board of Trustees.
While visiting the 2017 Archibald Prize visitors were invited to cast their vote in the People's Choice Award, and children were encouraged to enter a portrait in the Young Archie competition.