Event Name 2017 Archibald Prize
Start Date 15 Dec 2017 5:30 pm
End Date 28 Jan 2018 4:00 pm
Duration 43 days, 22 hours and 30 minutes

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 now in its 96th year 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 you are invited to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award, and encourage your children to enter a portrait in the Young Archie competition. Exhibition entry is free for 18 years and under.

To learn more about each artwork, hear interviews with the artists, and view AUSLAN interpretations for each artwork, visit the 2017 Archibald Prize Finalists page on the Art Gallery of New South Wales website.