Tickets are now on sale for the Archibald Prize 2021 at the Gippsland Art Gallery. The Gallery is the sole Victorian host venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour. The exhibition will be on display from 8 October to 21 November 2021.
Celebrating its centenary this year, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. First awarded in 1921, it is the country’s oldest and best loved portrait award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, the prize attracts entries from both prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand, and features celebrated figures from all walks of life.
A total of 52 portraits will be on display in this year’s exhibition including 2021 Archibald Prize winner, Melbourne based Peter Wegner’s, portrait of fellow artist and centenarian Guy Warren. Also on display will be the Packing Room Prize winner, Kathrin Longhurst’s portrait of much loved singer Kate Ceberano.
“As the premier art destination in Gippsland, we are thrilled to welcome the Archibald Prize to Gippsland in its centenary year,” said the Director of the Gippsland Art Gallery, Simon Gregg.
“We look forward to welcoming Gippsland locals, along with their friends and family, to the exhibition and encourage them to enjoy one of the many exciting events taking place throughout the exhibition, including Pop-up Portrait Speed Dates, Friday Up Late, Portrait Play for Mini Makers, Artist Talks, Guided Tours and more,” Mr Gregg said.
Tickets to the Archibald Prize 2021 in Gippsland are priced at $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $11 for concession (card holders + students) and $9 for children (ages 5-17). A group discount of $15 per ticket applies to groups of 10 more. Tickets can be purchased at archibaldprizegippsland.com.au.