The Archibald Prize

Art Gallery of Ballarat director Gordon Morrsion talks Ballarat’s artistic vision (part 2)

December 15, 2016

Yesterday we published part one of an interview with the director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Gordon Morrison. In that first half, we heard his vision for the gallery and what its place will be for future exhibitions stemming from the gallery’s recent exhibition of the touring Archibald Prize artworks. For those art lovers […]

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Art Gallery of Ballarat director Gordon Morrison talks regional art and its never-ending ambition (part 1)

December 14, 2016

The Archibald holds a special place in within the art history of Australia, and looking at the images through the history of the prize shows that portraiture has moved from the plain, white man to a fascinating array of subject and ideas on all sorts of mediums. Earlier this month the ‘Archies’ were displayed at […]

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Louise Hearman wins the 2016 Archibald Prize with Barry

July 18, 2016

Melbourne artist Louise Hearman has won the 2016 Archibald Prize with her work, Barry, a hyper-realistic portrait of iconic Australian entertainer Barry Humphries. The Archibald Prize is the preeminent portraiture prize in Australia, and is awarded to annually to the best portrait ‘of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted […]

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