Archie 100A Century of the Archibald Prize
5 Jun – 26 Sep 2021
Location: Lower level 2
We’re celebrating 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award.
Presented alongside Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021, this landmark exhibition explores the rich history of the Archibald Prize, unearthing fascinating stories behind more than 100 artworks carefully selected from every decade.
Arranged thematically, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.
Since 1921, the prize has attracted entries from both prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand, and featured people from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes.
Resulting from many years of research for lost portraits, Archie 100 includes paintings from the Gallery’s collection as well as works from libraries, galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand, and private Australian and international collections – some that have not been seen since first being exhibited in the Archibald. The exhibition will tour nationally from November 2021.
The development and tour of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
One ticket, two exhibitions!
Book a date and time to see the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 and use the same ticket to see Archie 100 any day and time it’s open
$54 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$10 child/youth (5-17 years)
Free for children under 5
Or buy a Gallery Pass
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 and Archie 100 plus Hilma af Klint
$2 transaction fee applies online
Booked school groups
Dining packages available soon
Image: Tempe Manning Self-portrait 1939 (detail), private collection © Estate of Tempe Manning. Photo courtesy Christie’s Images