Archibald Prize

Returns Spring 2014

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Monday 22 July 2013.

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People’s Choice Award The winner of the Mornington Peninsula People's Choice is Vincent Fantauzzo with his portrait of actress Asher Keddie, titled Love face.

Rachel Millerd, of Mt Eliza, voted for the winning portrait and won a $500 ANZ Visa Debit card, offered by principal sponsor ANZ, and a Mornington Peninsula discovery package for two including a three course dinner with matching wines at Terminus Restaurant, an overnight stay at Flinders Suites, a three course lunch with Estate wine at Montalto Vineyard and a spa and bathe package at Peninsula Hot Springs. Kim de Reus, of Berwick, came second in the random draw and won two tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors at the Frankston Arts Centre and an overnight stay at Quest Frankston.

Archibald Prize 2014

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is proud to be the only venue in Victoria presenting the Archibald Prize in 2014 (dates TBC). 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’. 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. The Archiabld Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries, NSW.

The Archibald Prize 2013 was on display 8 june – 7 July 2013.