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2018 Archibald Prize
18 Apr - 16 June 2019
Gallery 1, 2 & 4

ARCHIBALD ENTRY is by a suggested $10 donation children under 18 years free.

The Archibald Prize is awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists.

Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist.

In its 97th year, the Archibald Prize has been held annually since 1921. An open competition, the Archibald Prize is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Entries to the Archibald Prize must be painted in the past year from at least one live sitting. Read more about the 2018 Archibald here.

2018 ARCHIBALD PRIZE INFORMATION (download a copy of the information sheet here)

FREE ARTIST TALK: Join 2018 Archibald Prize finalist and artist Blak Douglas in conversation about his work at 11am Thurs 9 May

YOUNG ARCHIES: Finalists are on display from 18 April to 16 June with the winners announced at the Peggy Popart Tour, 11.30am Sun 12 May

PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Have your say in the ANZ People’s Choice award. Vote at the Gallery for a chance to win $500. 

FOR FAMILIES

• Look out for the special children’s labels
• Explore and draw with the free children’s trail
• Test your portraiture skills on our amazing drawing machine!

ARCHIBALD PUBLICATIONS: Take a piece of the prize home with you. The 2018 Archibald Prize catalogues are $16 each

FREE ARCHIBALD TOURS:

Guided Tours with our Volunteer Guides: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun: 10.30 am and 1.30pm, Thurs: 10.30am and 5.15pm
Hannah Cabinet Tours: Daily at 10.30am and 11.30am in Gallery 4
Auslan Tours and Art Activity: Wed 24 April: 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Sun 26 May 11.30am -1.30pm &  Sat 15 June 11.30am - 1.30pm.

For Bookings contact Gallery 02 6627 4600 or email: Art.Gallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au

Art & Dementia Tours: Bookings essential, contact the Gallery for available dates

ARCHIBALD MOBILE GUIDE: Use your mobile phone to find out about each of the finalists. Plug in your earphones (or purchase for $5 at reception) 

EXPLORE LISMORE: If you are travelling from out of town please check the Lismore Tourism website for more information on what's happening in town  https://www.visitlismore.com.au/

ACCOMODATION PACKAGES: During the 2018 Archibald Prize and in conjunction wtih Lismore Regional Gallery and Slate Cafe - the AZA Motel, located walking distance to the Gallery, will be offering a special package which includes: discounted accomodation rate, free entry to the 2018 Archibald Prize and a 15% discount at Slate Cafe. For more information contact the AZA Motel here.

Auslan-led tours supported by Alstonville and Lismore Quota Clubs 

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