Archibald Prize at Geelong
Geelong Gallery is hosting the touring exhibition of Australia’s best-known art award, the “Archibald Prize”. This year’s prize attracted 822 entries from which 43 finalist portraits were selected. The prize was won by Mitch Cairns for his portrait of partner and artist Agatha GotheSnape. His work and that of other finalists are on display in Geelong. Prestigious and controversial, the “Archibald Prize” is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. It’s awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian and thus is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and artists. Ongoing, Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong. 5229 3645. geelonggallery.org.au
Tolai Men and their sacred tubuan objects performing a ritual Kinawai dance ceremony in the early hours of the morning on “a Bit na Ta” (Blanche Bay). Photo: G Kakabin.