For students: Archibald Prize 2017

28 October until 10 December

Explore the key themes of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize in self-guided exhibition viewing and activity fostering cross-curriculum ideas and inquiry-based learning.

First awarded in 1921, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists. 

Bookings are encouraged for 1-hour time slots at 10am and 2pm and will include a Gallery welcome, ½ hour self-guided exhibition viewing and ½ hour self-hosted activity. Group sizes of no more than 60 students are encouraged for each one hour block.

For all school bookings please contact Geelong Gallery at or call 03 5229 3645.

Cost—$7 per student