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Portrait Of Lismore Flood Victim Wins Archibald Prize

Blak Douglas, a Sydney-based artist with Dhungatti heritage, has won the Archibald Prize 2022 and $100,000 for his portrait of artist Karla Dickens, titled Moby Dickens. A five-time Archibald Prize finalist, Douglas painted his good friend, Wiradjuri woman Dickens for Australia’s most-loved portrait award. With his win Douglas becomes the second Aboriginal artist to win […]

Packing Room Prize goes to portrait of Taika Waititi

By Erin Modaro. The winner of the Packing Room Prize was announced at the Art Gallery of NSW by Head Packer for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prize Brett Cuthbertson, with the award going to a portrait of Taika Waititi by artist Claus Stangl. The winning artwork features the eccentric filmmaker in a charismatic pose […]

Personal touches to Aiden Darling Harbour by renowned fine artist

By Lucinda Garbut-Young Multi-award winning and Archibald Prize finalist Jessica Le Clerc is no stranger to the new hotel Aiden Darling Harbour. She’s hand painted Australian botanicals across more than 70 rooms, along with an intricate, 25-metre-high hidden mural, seen out the windows of select private rooms.  As the hotel’s artist in residence, Jess has […]

Portrait Of Kate Ceberano Wins Archibald Packing Room Prize 2021

The 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize winner, as part of the 100th annual Archibald Prize, is German-born Australian painter, Kathrin Longhurst – as announced by NSW Art Gallery’s Head Packer, Brett Cuthbertson. This year’s Archibald Prize had 2144 entries, a close second to 2020’s record-setting year. 2021 has set records for the highest number […]

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes Wrap-Up

The Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921, 97 years ago by the founder of The Bulletin, for portraits of Australians by an Australian artist. This year’s winner is Self-Portrait After George Lambert by artist Yvette Coppersmith, a five time finalist finally picking up a victory. Other portraits of note are The Packing Room Prize […]


Once again there’s been controversy over the judges' decision in the awarding of the winning portrait in this year’s Archibald Prize. Mitch Cairns' painting of his partner Agatha Gothe-Snape drew considerable flack from a number of fellow artists including John Olsen who described the work in the Trump like dismissal “very bad”. Well it wouldn’t […]

Refugees hung out to dry at Archibald Prize

BY SORAYA PEREZ MOHAMMED   An Iranian artist currently seeking asylum in Sydney has had her work exhibited in the Art Gallery of NSW last Friday, to challenge to the political discourse about people seeking asylum.   Atefeh Hekmat was the lead artist on the Archibald Prize entry- a collaboration with 27 other refugees to […]