Celebrity talks: Archibald Prize 2019

    • 	Image: Zan Rowe by Daniel Boud
    • Hear from the prize winner and finalists

      Art After Hours, Celebrity talk

Join Zan Rowe in this series of talks with the prize winning artist, sitters and finalists. Learn about their journey to the final stages of Australia’s favourite art award. Established in 1921, the Archibald Prize is awarded to the best portrait painting each year. It’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. Gain insights into the stories behind the canvas in a series of intimate conversations.

Zan Rowe is the host of Double J Mornings, and ABC National Music Correspondent. Over more than a decade she was a broadcaster with triple j, and has jumped around the ABC on News Breakfast, film review show Screen Time, with Myf Warhurst on their Bang On podcast, and as co-host the ABC TV’s New Years Eve celebrations. Whether hosting a conversation on air, or with a live audience, Zan thrives off the conversations that spark when you peel back the layers of creative hearts.

Wednesday 15 & 22 May, 2019, 6.30pm


No booking required.

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

Image: Zan Rowe by Daniel Boud

    • Archibald Prize winner in conversation

      Wednesday 15 May 6:30pm – 7pm

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      Hear the winner of this year’s Archibald prize, Tony Costa, discuss the story behind his portrait of artist and Zen Buddhist Lindy Lee.

      This talk will be Auslan interpreted.

    • Artists in conversation

      Wednesday 22 May 6:30pm – 7pm

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      Finalists from the Archibald Prize 2019 Jude Rae and Tessa MacKay talk about creating portraits and being selected for Australia’s favourite art award.

      Jude Rae won the Highly commended award in this year’s Archibald for her portrait of actor Sarah Peirse. Rae is a Sydney based artist primarily known for her still life paintings, portraits and architectural interiors. Over the last thirty years Jude has exhibited her work in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the USA.

      Tessa MacKay is the winner of the Packing Room Prize 2019 for her portrait of Australian actor David Wenham. This is her first time as an Archibald Prize finalist. In 2017, she was featured in the Foxtel Arts documentary The Archibald. Wenham was the subject of Adam Cullen’s Archibald Prize-winning portrait in 2000 and Jordan Richardson’s portrait in 2018.