Culture Vulture: Archibald Prize 2016

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Gay4Play goes all “cultural”!

Welcome to the inaugural Gay4Play Culture Vulture event. These events are designed to enrich the senses and the soul.The event itinerary will evolve over time, so keep eye out for future events and let  your vulture fly free.

Australia’s most extraordinary art event. The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes are an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. 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.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. A visit to the exhibition also allows a vote for your favourite portrait in the People’s Choice award, and to view the work of budding artists aged 5-18 on display in the Young Archies.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016.
The event begins from 6pm. Meet at the vestibule, just inside the front door, past the cloak room. The Art Gallery of NSW is open until 10pm on Wednesdays.

FOOD  (at own expense)
Cafe at the Gallery.
The cafe offers serves good quality coffee and sweets, freshly prepared light snacks, sandwiches, salads and a beautiful selection of hot food.On Wednesdays, the cafe stays open late for Art After Hours.10am – 9.30pm Wednesdays

Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, Sydney (in the Domain).

1. Walk
About 5 minutes walk from Macquarie Street, across the Domain, or from Hyde Park.

2. Bus
Bus 441: departs from the York Street side of Queen Victoria Building and drops off near the Gallery. This bus route is still operating, despite recent changes to buses in the Sydney CBD. For timetable information, see Transport Buses website

City Sightseeing (red route): nearest stop is #12 (outside the Department of Lands)

3. Train
St James and Martin Place stations are both about 10 minutes walk.For more information about public transport options and times, contact the Transport Infoline on 131 500

4. Courtesy bus
On nights when the Gallery is open, a courtesy bus departs from the Gallery entrance every 15 minutes from 7pm until closing for the Domain Car Park, Martin Place, Wynyard and Town Hall.

5. Parking

– Bicycles: racks at the Gallery’s main entrance.

– Meter parking: on Art Gallery Road, Mrs Macquaries Road and other streets around the Gallery.

– Parking stations: several near the Gallery, including the Domain Car Park which offers $6 off casual parking after the first hour Monday to Friday if your parking ticket is stamped at the Gallery’s information desk (offer subject to the terms and conditions displayed in the car park, not valid on special event days, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer).

$20.00 (including transaction fee)


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