The Archibald Prize 2014
Main Gallery: 22 November to 4 January 2015
First awarded in 1921, The Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. It is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’ and has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.
Gosford Regional Gallery is one of only 7 select regional touring venues for 2014. It is proud to host this full exhibition featuring all 54 finalists. Entry is by donation.
For information about school excursions and workshops, or to book a guided tour please contact Gallery Reception (02) 4304 7550. email@example.com
ARCHIBALD EVENT PROGRAM
Free guided tours
Free guided tours will be offered every Wednesday, Saturday and Sundayat 12noon. No bookings required. Pre-organised groups of 10+ can book tours any weekday subject to availability, please call 4304 7550.
Have your own portrait sketched
A selection of local artists including Jocelyn Maughn, Paul Haggith, Patrick Caroll, Andy Collis will be at the Gallery every Saturday and Sunday to sketch visitor portraits. To book your portrait please call 4304 7550. (cost $40 per portrait). Booked portraits will take priority.
Late night at the Archies
The Gallery, shop and cafe will remain open until 8pm for special late night exhibition viewing and Christmas shopping on 27 Nov. and 18 Dec.
Young Archies Competition
Budding artists between 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archies competition. Finalists will be exhibited in the Studio Gallery. Click here for Young Archies online Entry
The Gallery is running a series of full day workshops. Availability for these are now limited. Please contact 4304 7550 for further information.
MORE ABOUT THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE
Listen to this year's winner talk about her work
Come behind the scenes into the studio of Archibald Prize 2014 winner Fiona Lowry. Fiona tells us about the fascinating airbrush process she used to create her winning portrait of architect Penelope Seidler http://bit.ly/1pvTnD6
The morphing faces of the winner
Enjoy this very clever morphing montage created by the ABCe depicting the changing faces of the Archibald Winners from 1921 to 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BvCl_YeTzU
See all of this year's finalists
See the faces that have been setting Sydney and now the Central Coast abuzz . http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2014/
Who was J F Archibald
Visit the Art Gallery of New South Wales' page to discover more
about the man behind the Prize. http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/history/who-was-jf-archibald/
Controversy and Debate
The Archibald Prize, from its outset, has aroused controversy. The Art Gallery of New South Wales outlines the numerous legal battles and much debate which have focused on the evolving definitions of portraiture. http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/history/controversy-and-debate/
Listen to Tim Braham, Gosford Regional Gallery Curator talk about the exhibition and associated events.
Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler, 2014 Archibald Prize Winner, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
Vincent Fantauzzo, All that's good in me (self-portrait as son Luca), Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
Alan Jones, Adam, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
Tim Maguire, Cate, take 1 / Cate, take 2, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
Tim Storrier, The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO, 2014 Packing Room Prize Winner, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
James Powditch, Citizen Kave, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
Julian Meagher, John Waters – the clouds will cloud, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of NSW, © the artist
An Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW