2017 Archibald Prize
This annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a joint show of all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. The Archibald Prize is a portrait prize awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, and features a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. This year’s Archibald Prize winner is Mitch Cairns’ portrait of artist Agatha Gothe-snape.
Until 22 October, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney. 9225 1744. artgallery.nsw.gov.au
Archibald Prize 2017 finalist Phil Meatchem, “Aah yeah, that guy”, acrylic on canvas, 153 x 117cm, © the artist. Photo: Felicity Jenkins/agnsw.