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Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize Exhibition

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
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The touring Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize exhibition will be held exclusively in Victoria at Geelong Gallery from 6 November until to 20 February, 2022.

2021 marks 100 years of Australia's oldest and most-loved portrait award - the Archibald Prize. Throughout the years the prize featured a who's who from Australian culture, including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes and artists.

Molly by Wes Walters. Image supplied by Miranda Brown Publicity

Jules François Archibald was born in Geelong in 1856 when he died in 1919, he left a bequest that establishes the prize.

Arranged thematically, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize unearths fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize features works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales gallery's collection as well as works from libraries, galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand and private Australian and international collections.

Mrs Everage by John Brack. Image supplied by Miranda Brown Publicity

Some of the works include Albert Namatjira, Dame Mary Gilmore, Professor Alice Tay, Ian 'Molly' Meldrum, Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage, Wendy Whiteley, The Honourable John Howard, MP and The Hon Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC.

Come and experience the Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize exhibition at the Geelong Gallery from 6 November to 22 February, 2022.
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Why? An exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize
When: 6 November - 20 February
Phone: (03) 5229 3645
Where: Geelong Art Gallery, Little Malop St, Geelong
Cost: Adult: $16.00, Concession: $12.00, Child: $7.00, Members: $10.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children): $40.00, Group over 10: $14.00
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What a wonderful exhibition that will be.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 205 days ago
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