The Archibald Prize

Art, Galleries Art Gallery of NSW , Sydney Until Saturday September 8 2018
 (Archibald winner: Yvette Coppersmith, 'Self-portrait, after George Lambert')
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Archibald winner: Yvette Coppersmith, 'Self-portrait, after George Lambert'
 (Archibald finalist: Prudence Flint, 'Double')
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Archibald finalist: Prudence Flint, 'Double'
 (Archibald finalist: Anne Middleton, 'Guy')
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Archibald finalist: Anne Middleton, 'Guy'
 (Archibald finalist: Vincent Namatjira, 'Studio self-portrait')
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Archibald finalist: Vincent Namatjira, 'Studio self-portrait'
 (Archibald finalist: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith, 'The serenity of Susan Carland')
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Archibald finalist: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith, 'The serenity of Susan Carland'
 (Archibald finalist: Stephanie Monteith, 'The letter – I really wanted to paint Germaine Greer, but she said 'no' (self-portrait)')
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Archibald finalist: Stephanie Monteith, 'The letter – I really wanted to paint Germaine Greer, but she said 'no' (self-portrait)'
 (Archibald finalist: Tom Polo, 'I once thought I'd do anything for you (Joan)')
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Archibald finalist: Tom Polo, 'I once thought I'd do anything for you (Joan)'
 (Archibald finalist: Paul Jackson, 'Alison Whyte, a mother of the renaissance')
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Archibald finalist: Paul Jackson, 'Alison Whyte, a mother of the renaissance'
 (Archibald finalist: Amber Boardman, 'Self-care exhaustion')
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Archibald finalist: Amber Boardman, 'Self-care exhaustion'
 (Archibald finalist: Melissa Grisancich, 'Courtney Barnett and her weapon of choice')
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Archibald finalist: Melissa Grisancich, 'Courtney Barnett and her weapon of choice'
 (Archibald finalist: Sally Ross, 'The Huxleys')
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Archibald finalist: Sally Ross, 'The Huxleys'
 (Archibald finalist: Jamie Preisz, 'Jimmy (title fight)')
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Archibald finalist: Jamie Preisz, 'Jimmy (title fight)'
 (Archibald finalist: Robert Hannaford, 'Robert Hannaford self-portrait')
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Archibald finalist: Robert Hannaford, 'Robert Hannaford self-portrait'
 (Archibald finalist: Tony Costa, 'Claudia Chan Shaw')
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Archibald finalist: Tony Costa, 'Claudia Chan Shaw'
 (Archibald finalist: Jun Chen, 'Judith Bell')
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Archibald finalist: Jun Chen, 'Judith Bell'

See the face that stops a nation, when Australia's most prestigious (not to say uncontroversial) art prize returns to the Art Gallery of NSW

The Archibald Prize is the exhibition that stops a nation – well, a city anyway. Everyone has an opinion about who and what is most deserving of the $100,000 top gong – and the annual exhibition of finalists (this year there's a whopper 57 paintings) offers plenty to argue over, featuring faces familiar and not, by big name, mid-career and emerging painters.

The top gong for 2018 has gone to Yvette Coppersmith for her self-portrait, emulating the power of New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who was unavailable to pose. She beat out painters like Jamie Preisz, who won the Packing Room Prize for his portrait of Jimmy Barnes, and Vincent Namatjira, whose studio self-portrait was highly commended by the judges. The line-up for this year also includes Archibald veterans like Robert Hannaford and Del Kathryn Barton.

If you prefer your painters pint-sized, then you should make a pit stop at the Young Archie exhibition, featuring portraits by artists between the ages of 5 and 18. 

Running concurrently in the gallery are the Wynne and Sulman Prize exhibitions – the former for landscape painting or figurative sculpture, the latter for subject painting, genre painting or mural art.

Check out our hit list of the best art exhibitions to see in Sydney this month.

By: Dee Jefferson

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Hi, It's not a review but a question. How do kids participate or put their entry in for the exhibition? Can anyone share the details, please?


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