Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Archibald

I hopped on a train to Sydney yesterday to see the Archibald Portrait Prize at the NSW Art Gallery.

This prize is one of the biggest in the land and is popular with the people, attracting lots of hype and great publicity for the artists involved. The prize is awarded to the best portrait, "preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics, painted by any artist in Australasia"

There is also a 'Packing Room Prize' and a 'Peoples Prize' awarded, however this year's official winner. ....

I also managed to grab some lunch with my sister in the members lounge. How posh are we? :) I always enjoy being in the city, the gallery, lots of walking, the train trip - so much to see... then home to rest my sore feet!


  1. That is an unbelievable portrait - photographic...
    Big City fun is always great - big city ART fun is even better !
    Big Love to you, Patti !

  2. Glad you caught the exhibition before it closed. Not one of the best years, I thought....

  3. Oh - what a fantastic day you had! My favorite is the "people's choice". Such talent!


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