Archibald Prize 2013

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is proud to be the only venue in Victoria presenting the Archibald Prize in 2013 and 2014. Commencing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1921, the current prize of $75,000 is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any resident in Australasia’.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 08 June 2013 to Sunday 07 July 2013

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Often controversial, and never dull, this iconic award has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists including George Lambert (1927), William Dobell (1943, 1948 and 1959), Brett Whiteley (1976 and 1978), Ben Quilty (2011) and Tim Storrier (2012). The Archibald Prize was established to foster portraiture and perpetuate the memory of great Australians.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries, NSW

Exclusively shown in Victoria at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

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Special Events

Winning women of the Archibald Prize – in conversation
Friday 14 June 2013, 6pm–8.30pm

Tickets: $50 (includes a glass of Mornington Peninsula wine, cheese and viewing of the 2013 Archibald Prize)

Venue: MPRG.Limited tickets available, bookings essential, phone 5975 4395

Moderated by portraiture expert Dr Vivien Gaston, join this year’s Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton in conversation with two other women finalists, Heidi Yardley and Sarah Hendy. Discover what it means for a woman to win Australia’s most coveted art prize.

Archibald artists and sitters – in conversation
Saturday 15 June 2013, 6pm–8.30pm

Tickets: $50 (includes a glass of Mornington Peninsula wine, cheese and viewing of the 2013 Archibald Prize)

Venue: MPRG. Limited tickets available, bookings essential, phone 5975 4395

Moderated by portraiture expert Dr Vivien Gaston, this event will explore the fascinating relationship between artists and their sitters with finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize, including Julia Ciccarone, Nicholas Jones, Vincent Fantauzzo* and others.