Daytrip Announcement: Archibald Prize at Ballarat Gallery, Sat 7th Nov 2015
When: Saturday 7th November 2015
Time: Leaving Birregurra General Store at 9am.
Cost: TBA - Likely $15 plus gallery entry
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Judy on 5236 2647
The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, 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 - from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.
Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has been thrilling 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 including Nora Heysen, William Dobell, Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Tim Storrier and Fiona Lowry.
The Art Galleryof Ballarat is proud to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2015 Archibald Prize, which is a touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Judo house pt 6 (the white bird)Medium: oil on linen
Winner, 2015 ARCHIBALD PRIZE, © the artist, © AGNSW, Mim Sterling
Potter Foundation, Mars and Timken Galleries