Adam Chang 'Emile Sherman' oil on canvas 220 x 380cm Courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW and the artist
12 July - 26 August 2012

An Art Gallery of NSW exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries NSW

This annual exhibition, eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike, never ceases to create lively debate amongst the arts community and wider public. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art prizes and is awarded to the best portrait painting, preferably of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics. Featuring works by Ben Quilty, Vernon Ah Kee and the 2012 Archibald Prize winner, Tim Storrier.

Newcastle Art Gallery is also pleased to announce the People’s Choice Award, chosen by visitors to the exhibition during its time in Newcastle, has been awarded to Angus McDonald for the portrait of fellow artist Tim Maguire. Visitors who cast their vote went in the running to win an ANZ Visa Debit card valued at $500 courtesy of Archibald Prize Principal Sponsor ANZ. The winning voter, who was also drawn at random from a pool of over 2500 entries, was Roslyn Beard of Dudley.

General public: $8
Members/concession: $5
Children under 12 and school students free.

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