The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.
The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.
Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman Prize.
Visit the exhibition in its new location on lower level 2 to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before entries close on 29 August and see the work of budding artists aged 5–18 on display in the Young Archies.
This year, the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition is presented alongside Archie 100: A Centenary of the Archibald Prize, a landmark exhibition celebrating 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award.
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.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is committed to protecting the health of our visitors, members, volunteers and staff and minimising the spread of COVID-19.
Visitors are required to provide their name and contact details on arrival at the Gallery to support contact tracing in line with NSW Health rules and our COVID-Safe plan. Visitors to our cafe or restaurant are required to register for a second time in line with NSW Health requirements.
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