THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE WOWS WIND­SOR

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - MEMORIES -

Hawkes­bury res­i­dents and vis­i­tors are flock­ing to the Hawkes­bury Re­gional Gallery in Wind­sor to see Aus­tralia’s most pop­u­lar art ex­hi­bi­tion, the 2016 Archibald Prize, which runs un­til Sun­day, 2 July 2017.

Awarded to the best paint­ing of a no­table Aus­tralian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Aus­tralian cul­ture, from politi­cians and celebri­ties to sport­ing he­roes and artists. The Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the win­ning artist and fi­nal­ists are ex­hib­ited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales be­fore em­bark­ing on a year-long re­gional tour.

EX­TENDED OPEN­ING HOURS

For this ex­hi­bi­tion the Gallery is open ev­ery day 10am-4pm. By ar­range­ment with the Art Gallery of NSW, it is a tick­eted event – pay at the door. Adults $5, Teens $3, Fam­ily $15 (2 adults and 3 teens), Gallery Mem­bers and chil­dren 12 and un­der FREE.

GUIDED TOURS FREE WITH EX­HI­BI­TION EN­TRY  NO NEED TO BOOK

Wed­nes­day to Fri­day 1pm, Satur­day and Sun­day 11am and 2pm

Join spe­cially trained Gallery vol­un­teers who will guide you through the Archibald Prize. (Note: tours will not be held on 27 May, 10 June and 2 July, when there are vis­its and talks by artists).

SPE­CIAL EVENTS: Por­trait of a Mayor Wed­nes­day, 28 June 11am-1pm

Coun­cil­lor Mary Lyons-Buck­ett, Mayor of Hawkes­bury will be sit­ting (in the Gallery) for 12 lo­cal artists. Come and watch their process and see the fin­ished works on the Deerub­bin Mez­za­nine from Thurs­day 29 June.

Finis­sage (ex­hi­bi­tion clos­ing) Sun­day, 2 July

11am-mid­day - An­nounc­ing the win­ners of the Young Archie. 1-3pm - Artists in con­ver­sa­tion - Dean Man­ning and Danelle Bergstrom. 3pm - Join us for one last look, a glass of bub­bles and light re­fresh­ments to farewell the Archibald! FREE with ex­hi­bi­tion en­try – all wel­come

THE YOUNG ARCHIE POR­TRAIT PRIZE

A spe­cial art prize for kids has seen nearly 1000 can­vases sent to schools in the Hawkes­bury and to those at­tended by Hawkes­bury res­i­dents, even if they are not lo­cated in the Hawkes­bury it­self. The fin­ished works can be seen (and ad­mired!) free of charge at Hawkes­bury Cen­tral Li­brary, down­stairs from the Gallery, from Fri­day, 9 June, and the win­ners will be an­nounced at a spe­cial clos­ing event, on Sun­day, 2 July.

ARCHIBALD PRIZE FI­NAL­ISTS

Kirsty Neil­son, There’s no hu­mour in dark­ness, oil and spray paint on can­vas, 193.5 x 159cm (sit­ter, Gary McDon­ald); Natasha Walsh, Self-por­trait, oil on cop­per, 25 x 22cm, im­ages cour­tesy the artist; Nick Stathopou­los on open­ing night with his por­trait of Deng Adut;

The 2016 Archibald Prize in situ at Hawkes­bury Re­gional Gallery.

Artist Nick Stathopou­los with his por­trait of Deng Adut

Kirsty Nel­son, There’s no hu­mour in dark­ness (sit­ter Garry McDon­ald)

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