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Time Out (Sydney) - - Arts & Culture -

THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE

The Archibald Prize is the por­trait ex­hi­bi­tion that stops a na­tion – well, a city any­way. Ev­ery­one has an opin­ion about who is most de­serv­ing of the $100,000 top gong within a line-up of faces fa­mil­iar and not. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Do­main 2000. 02 9225 1700. www.art­gallery.nsw.gov. au. $0-$18. Jul 29-Oct 22.

JOHN FRIES AWARD

The $10,000 John Fries Award for emerg­ing vis­ual artists con­sti­tutes a handy an­nual round-up of the most ex­cit­ing art from Aus­tralia and New Zealand, with 12 artists across a range of dis­ci­plines mak­ing the fi­nal cut for ex­hi­bi­tion. UNSW Gal­leries, Ox­ford St, Padding­ton 2021. 02 8936 0888. vis­copy.net.au/john-frie­saward. Free. Aug 11-Sep 2.

PRIMAVERA

Ev­ery year, the MCA in­vites an artist or cu­ra­tor to take the reins of its Primavera ex­hi­bi­tion, a show­case for artists un­der 35. In 2017, Sophia Kouy­oumd­jian (of Par­ra­matta Artist Stu­dios) is cu­rat­ing around a theme of ‘An­cient Fu­tures’. Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (MCA), 140 Ge­orge St, The Rocks 2000. 02 9245 2400. mca.com. au. Free. Aug 23-Nov 19.

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