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Archibald Prize 2020 Touring Exhibition

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
Arts & Entertainment Lover based in Melbourne, Ballarat & Sydney.
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The touring 2020 Archibald Prize Exhibition will be taking place at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery from 8 July until 22 August, 2021.

It's Australia's foremost portraiture prize. Featuring a who's who from Australian culture, including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes and artists. The Archibald exhibition features 55 finalists.

Image from Art Gallery of New South Wales Facebook page

Since its foundation in 1921, the Archibald Prize has thrilled art enthusiasts and the general public alike. In establishing the prize, JF Archibald's aim was to foster portraiture as well as support artists and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. The prize has been awarded to some of Australia's most well-known artists from Nora Heysen, William Dobell, Wendy Sharpe, Brett Whiteley, Cherry Hood, Ben Quilty, Del Kathryn Barton, Tim Storrier and Fiona Lowry.

Examine the 2020 winning portrait of champion Australian Rules footballer and community leader Adam Goodes by Vincent Namatjira and view Meyne Wyatt's self-portrait who was announced as the Packing Room Prize.

Image from Art Gallery of New South Wales Facebook page

Both Namatjira and Wyatt are the first Aboriginal artists to win the Archibald and Packing Room Prizes in its 99-year history.

Visit Australia's most engaging art exhibition at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery from 9 July to 22 August, 2021.
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Why? An opportunity to see all the finalists in the 2020 Archibald Prize
When: 9 July - 22 August
Phone: (08) 8080 3444
Where: Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 404-408 Argent St, Broken Hill
Cost: Entry by donation
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