Archibald Prize

Art, Galleries
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 (Tessa MacKay, 'Through the looking glass')
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Tessa MacKay, 'Through the looking glass'
 (Loribelle Spirovski, 'Meg and Amos (and Art)')
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Loribelle Spirovski, 'Meg and Amos (and Art)'
 (Jordan Richardson, 'Annabel')
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Jordan Richardson, 'Annabel'
 (Vincent Namatjira, 'Art is our weapon – portrait of Tony Albert')
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Vincent Namatjira, 'Art is our weapon – portrait of Tony Albert'
 (Angus McDonald, 'Mariam Veiszadeh')
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Angus McDonald, 'Mariam Veiszadeh'
 (Kim Leutwyler, 'Faustina')
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Kim Leutwyler, 'Faustina'
 (Blak Douglas, 'White shells, black heart')
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Blak Douglas, 'White shells, black heart'
 (Sinead Davies, 'The endocrinologist – Professor Katherine Samaras')
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Sinead Davies, 'The endocrinologist – Professor Katherine Samaras'
 (David Darcy, 'Tjuparntarri – women's business')
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David Darcy, 'Tjuparntarri – women's business'
 (Tony Costa, 'Lindy Lee')
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Tony Costa, 'Lindy Lee'
 (Jun Chen, 'Mao's last dancer – Li Cunxin')
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Jun Chen, 'Mao's last dancer – Li Cunxin'
 (Keith Burt 'Benjamin Law: happy sad')
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Keith Burt 'Benjamin Law: happy sad'
 (Shane Bowden, 'Self-portrait sitting in a red chair, Avalon')
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Shane Bowden, 'Self-portrait sitting in a red chair, Avalon'
 (Natasha Bieniek, 'Waiting for Arden')
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Natasha Bieniek, 'Waiting for Arden'
 (John Beard, 'Edmund (+ Bill)')
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John Beard, 'Edmund (+ Bill)'
 (Jessica Ashton, 'Akira')
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Jessica Ashton, 'Akira'
 (Clara Adolphs, 'Rosemary Laing and Geoff Kleem (in their garden)')
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Clara Adolphs, 'Rosemary Laing and Geoff Kleem (in their garden)'

Time Out says

See the face that stops a nation, when Australia's most prestigious (not to say uncontroversial) art prize comes to Tarrawarra Museum

We mightn't all be art critics, but everyone has an opinion about who and what is most deserving of the $100,000 top gong at the Archibald Prize. The annual exhibition of finalists (this year there are 51 paintings) offers plenty to argue over, featuring faces familiar and not, by big name, mid-career and emerging painters.

The top gong for 2019 has gone to Tony Costa for his painting of fellow artist Lindy Lee. He beat out painters like Tessa Mackay, whose highly-detailed painting of David Wenham picked up the Packing Room Prize, and Jude Rae, who was highly commended for her painting of actor Sarah Peirse.

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