Art Sets.

Archies sitters: ‘distinguished in the arts’

By the Art Gallery of NSW

The Archibald Prize is awarded, in the terms of the will of the late JF Archibald dated 15 March 1916, to the best portrait ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the date fixed by the Trustees for sending in the pictures’.

Presented are some of this year's finalists, whose sitters are ‘distinguished in the arts’.

Visual arts


Stage and film


Arts administrators and gallerists


Alice Fraser is an ex-academic, ex-corporate lawyer comedian. With a Masters degree in English Literature from Cambridge, she has carried her love of literature, poetry, performing and discussion over into the realms of stand-up comedy. She is also a regular contributor to television and radio.