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Archibald, Wynne & Sulman 2017: A cup of tea and a lie down

The tension between traditional portraits and works that sit at the limits of what most people consider a portrait is the friction that fires up the whole engine of the prize.

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Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2015

You care because you already care.

Other People: Archibald Special

Carrie Miller learned of the winner of this year’s Archibald Prize just like everyone else – via social media about two hours before it was official…

This Is Easily The Greatest Painting Ever Made, And We’re Not Being Ironic, We Really Mean It, If There Is A God Roger Boreham Will Win The Archibald
There Is No God

There Is No God

Stuff Mar 02, 2007

John Beard wins the Archibald Prize.

Archibald Winner 2007

Here we are, once again…

And we vowed we’d never talk about The Archibald again…

The Black Fellas Dreaming Gallery on Oxford Street is terrible. The paintings in the window that we see as we walk past on our way to Taylor Square or the bottle shop are uniformly awful and we have never ever

El Wynne (Not Elwynn)

The Wynne Prize for landscape painting has always been the poor cousin of the three competitions. Artists like Aida Tomescu have been raising the tone over the last decade or so and it’s good to see she’s there again. Peter

Das Boot in Das Sulman

The real show every year is The Sulman Prize for Genre Painting. Since no one is really certain what a “genre” painting is, it’s a total up-for-grabs fun fest that’s more about what’s happening in Australian art than anything else

Archibald Backwash: Live By The Media

How dare reality intrude on our fantasy world?!! We knew full well that trying to predict the winner of the Archibald Prize for Portraiture is virtually impossible, especially considering the fickle and perverse tastes and decisions of the Art Gallery