”The redevelopment was still underway the last time the Archibald Prize came to Albury, so this will be the first time we have been able to host the Prize in the new museum.”
The last time the exhibition came to Albury was in 2014, when the Archibald Prize 2013 was exhibited at Albury’s LibraryMuseum.
“The LibraryMuseum had 16,800 visitors come through the Archibald Prize in 2014,” Ms Pickering said.
“The Archibald Prize is an incredibly popular exhibition and draws many visitors from the region. We are thrilled to be hosting the exhibition during peak holiday season, it will be a great thing for the city.”
The exhibition will be a great way to engage children with art during the school holidays. Last time The Archibald was presented in Albury, it was a popular day trip for schools in the region.
This time, families will need to bring children independent of schools.
“We are hosting a Young Archie portrait competition. Interactive art programs will be presented throughout the museum. We really encourage families and young adults to come along, there will be no entry fee for under 18s and many activities that are free for all”, continued Pickering.
The Young Archie is a celebration of young Australian talent – inviting budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait of ‘someone who is special to them and plays a significant role in their life”. The Young Archie competition will run for the duration of the exhibition, with winners announced at a special event in the final week.