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Archibald Prize 2013

Important dates

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2013. Principal sponsor ANZ

Entries for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2013 are received at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from Monday 4 March until Friday 8 March 2013 from 8am to 4pm.

Announcement of finalists for all prizes + winner of the Packing Room Prize
Thursday 14 March at 11am (media only)
The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced on Thursday 14 March at 11am. At the same time the Packing Room Prize will be announced. In its 22nd year, this highly coveted prize of $1000 cash and a $500 ANZ Visa debit card is awarded by the Gallery staff behind the scenes, who receive, unpack and hang all the entries. First awarded in 1991, the Packing Room Prize is adjudicated by the Gallery’s storeman, Steve Peters, who continues to claim his right to 51% of the votes.

Announcement of winners
Friday 22 March at 12 noon (media only)
Australia’s most extraordinary art event, the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is one of this country’s oldest and most prestigious art awards. Combined with the Wynne & Sulman Prizes, lively debate and controversy is assured. With the financial support of the ANZ, the winner of the Archibald Prize receives $75,000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture $35,000, and the Sulman Prize for subject/genre painting and/or mural work $30,000. The judge for the 2013 Sulman Prize is Kate Beynon.

The People’s Choice
Thursday 16 May at 11am
Since 1988 the public has had the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. The artist receives $2500 and a $1000 ANZ Visa debit card for winning the People’s Choice. Each year a lucky voter for the Archibald painting which receives the most votes is selected to win a prize of $2500, a $1000 ANZ Visa debit card and one night’s accommodation at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

Principal sponsor ANZ

On view
23 Mar – 2 Jun 2013
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney


Buy tickets now from Qtix

  • $10 adult
  • $8 concession/child (5-17 years)
  • $7 member
  • $28 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
  • Free for children under 5
  • $7 student in school group booked through Public Programs

Accommodation packages
Available from Sofitel

Media contact

Susanne Briggs
Tel 02 9225 1791
Mob 0412 268 320