2017 Archibald Prize, Geelong Gallery, 2017, installation view, featuring what, Robert Forster, Marc Etherington, Paul (Paul Williams in the studio), Madeleine Winch, Facing the canvas. Photographer: Hails & Shine.

2018 Archibald Prize

22 September to 18 November 2018

Tickets will be available in mid-2018. Subscribe to Geelong Gallery e-news for updates.

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 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. The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.

The 2018 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition and is supported by Presenting partner ANZ.