Culture Vulture: Archibald Prize 2017
WHAT IS THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE?
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.
WHEN IS IT?
Wednesday, 30 August 2017.
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).