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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 […]