Winner: Archibald Prize 2017
Mitch Cairns
Agatha Gothe-Snape
oil on linen
© the artist
Photo: Mim Stirling, AGNSW

2017 Archibald Prize finalist
Kate Beynon
With amulets and their shadows
acrylic on wood
© the artist
Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW

2017 Archibald Prize

28 October 2017 to 10 December 2017
Adult $16.00
Concession $12.00
Child $7.00
Members $10.00
Group (over 10) $14.00

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 2017 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition and is supported by Presenting partner ANZ.

In conversation: Reflection of self—Harriet Gaffney, Anne Ryan, Kate Beynon and Tsering Hannaford
This event took place on Saturday 28 October


Little Creatures after Dark
This event took place each Friday, from 3 November

In conversation: Philanthropic arts—Richard Lewer, Julius Benedict Killerby and Lisa Sullivan
This event took place on Saturday 4 November

In conversation: Role models of social justice—Yvette Coppersmith, Professor Gillian Triggs, William H Luke, Remy van de Wiel QC and Jason Smith
This event took place on Saturday 11 November

Talking art—Mitch Cairns and Jason Smith
Thursday 16 November

In conversation: Music & the visual arts—Sam
Leach, Sophia Hewson and Richard Watts

This event took place on Saturday 25 November

In conversation: Artists by artists—Marcus Wills, Jonathan Dalton, Francis Greenslade and  Lisa Sullivan
This event took place on Saturday 2 December