Submissions open for the Archibald Prize 2015

Entries are now open for the 2015 Archibald Prize. Artists are invited to submit their entries online for the Prize, now valued at $100,000 from $75,000 in 2014.

Art Opportunity previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 06 May 2015 to Friday 26 June 2015

Submissions open for the Archibald Prize 2015 image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 11 May 2015.
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The prize will be awarded, in the terms of the will of the late JF Archibald dated 15 March 1916, to the best portrait ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the date fixed by the Trustees for sending in the pictures’.

Entries in the 2015 Archibald Prize competition are eligible to be considered for the Packing Room Prize valued at $1,500 and the People’s Choice award valued at $3,500.

The Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales also invite artists to submit paintings for the Wynne and Sulman Prizes valued this year at $50,000 and $40,000 respectively.

Wynne Prize entrants are also eligible for the Trustees’ Watercolour Prize valued at $5,000 and the John & Elizabeth Newham Pring Memorial Prize valued at $1,000 which may be awarded to the best watercolour by a female artist.

The total prize pool for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes now stands at $201,000.

Entry forms can be submitted online until 26 June 2015.

Paintings in competition for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize will be received at the Art Gallery of NSW from Monday 22 June – Friday 26 June 2015.