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Archibald Prize 2014

28 February 2015 - 12 April 2015

An Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW

Since its inception in 1921, the Archibald Prize has continued to be one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and never fails to draw interest, attention and debate. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. This year, 54 finalists were shortlisted by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 884 entries. Ultimately, Fiona Lowry was awarded as the winner, receiving $75,000 for her portrait, Penelope Seidler.

Entry by Donation

Satellite Venue - Lone Goat Gallery

Byron Bay Library Building, Cnr Lawson and Middleton Streets, Byron Bay, OPEN every day: 10am - 4pm

TOURS are available for the Archibald Prize. Please fill out the Tour Booking Form, save and return via email to art.gallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au. Please note the Learning Officer is only in the gallery Wednesdays 9am - 5pm, however we will endevour to confirm your booking as soon as possible.

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of the Archibald Prize 2014 Regional Tour at Lismore Regional Gallery in 2015. 

Educational Materials

2014 Archibald Prize

Childrens Trail Worksheet

Art Gallery of NSW Education Resources

Museums & Galleries of NSW Teacher & Student Resources


Mahala Magins <br/> Post Iceland

Mahala Magins
Post Iceland

After returning from a residency in Iceland, Magins found it changed her painting, so that when she returned to Australia she felt the influences everywhere

Upstairs Gallery