The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is a household name, and has been one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards since it was first awarded in 1921. Bestowed on the best portrait painting of a notable Australian, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects ranging from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes, authors and artists.
Today, the Archibald Prize continues to engage art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Since its inception, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists.
This year, Tamworth Regional Gallery is delighted to bring the Archibald Prize to regional NSW audiences. Featuring the 57 finalists from the 2018 prize, sitters include winner Yvette Coppersmith, The Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Dr Susan Carland PhD, musicians Courtney Barnett and Jimmy Barnes, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, actors Lotte St. Clair, David Wenham and Guy Pearce, and locals to the Tamworth region, Michael Reid and Charlotte Drake-Brockman.
To view the winners and finalists for 2018, visit Art Gallery of New South Wales.
This summer, Tamworth Regional Gallery will be holding FREE guided tours of the exhibition every Wednesday at 11am, and every Sunday at 2pm for the duration of the exhibition. Contact Tamworth Regional Gallery on 02 6767 5248 for further information.
For more information on upcoming Artist Talks and other 2018 Archibald Prize Regional Tour events, visit our Events page.
The 2018 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition with Presenting Partner ANZ. The exhibition is also supported by Create NSW, Tamworth Regional Council and the University of New England.
Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street Tamworth