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Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm Wednesdays, 10am to 9pm Saturday 5 June to Sunday 26 September

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.

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

Covid-safe information

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.

We will continue to monitor the advice of NSW Health accordingly and update our guidance as appropriate.

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