Pack­ers pick journo pic­ture

Townsville Bulletin - - NATION -

A POR­TRAIT of Aus­tralian TV jour­nal­ist Lisa Wilkin­son by artist Peter Smeeth has won this year’s Pack­ing Room Prize. Head packer Steve Peters, an­nounced the win­ning en­try in the Archibald ex­hi­bi­tion yes­ter­day as he bid farewell to the Art Gallery of NSW af­ter 35 years. Wilkin­son, who was nurs­ing a bro­ken arm at the event, said she was hon­oured. The Pack­ing Room Prize worth $ 1500 is se­lected from the 822 en­tries to the $ 100,000 Archibald Prize. Smeeth joins 42 other fi­nal­ists for the Archibald.

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