The Archibald Prize - Regional Tour
24 March - 13 May 2017
Holiday opening hours:
Closed: Good Friday - 14 April Easter Sunday - 16 April Anzac Day - 25 March
Open: 10am - 4pm, Easter Saturday - 15 April Easter Monday - 17 April Easter Tuesday - 18 April
'Lucy and Fans', by Lucy Culliton 2016. (Photo: ©AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins)
This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2016.
The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, 'preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’.
The prize was first awarded in 1921. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald’s aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. Over the years some of Australia’s most prominent artists have entered and the subjects have been equally celebrated in their fields.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery is one of only six galleries outside of Sydney to host this Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.