Celebrate 100 years of Australia’s most renowned portrait prize
In 2021, the Art Gallery of New South Wales celebrated the 100th birthday of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award, the Archibald Prize.
The landmark exhibition explores the rich history of the Archibald Prize, unearthing captivating stories in the selection of works. It reflects not just how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time but, importantly, the changing face of our nation.
Archie 100 delves into the controversies and the commonplace, the triumphant and the thwarted, and honours the artists who’ve made the Archibald Prize the most sought-after accolade in Australian art today.
Resulting from many years of research of lost portraits, Archie 100 includes paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales collection as well as works from libraries, galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand, and private Australian and international collections - some that haven’t been seen since first being exhibited in the Archibald.
Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan
This exhibition includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. For further information please click here.
Exhibition Major Partner Bendigo Bank Community Bank Paradise Point and Pimpama-Ormeau, and Gold Coast Airport
Exhibition Corporate Partner JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
HOTA Member $15
Youth (5-16 years) $10
Family ticket (2 adult & 2 child) $60
Groups (10+) $18pp
Season Pass $35
#Archie 100 Season Pass
With our Archie 100 Season Pass, you'll be able to use your ticket to visit the exhibition any day, any time, again and again. This ticket is only available for Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize and cannot be used for any future ticketed exhibitions at HOTA, Home of the Arts. This ticket does not guarantee immediate entry, and you may need to queue.
*Exhibition entry only, does not include entry to Up Late or other special Gallery events associated with Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize.
Visitors in the Archie 100 exhibition at HOTA, Home of the Arts, featuring (left-right) WB McInnes 'Miss Collins' 1924, Max Meldrum 'Self-portrait' 1949, Grace Crowley 'Portrait in grey (also known as Miss M Roberts)' 1933, Arnold Shore 'HV (Doc) Evatt' 1935, William Dobell 'The billy boy' 1943, and Joshua Smith 'Dame Mary Gilmore' 1943, photo ©️ Fullframe Photographics and Film #ArchibaldPrize @artgalleryofnsw
Visitors in the Archie 100 exhibition at HOTA, Home of the Arts, featuring (left-right) Dora Toovey 'Mr and Mrs Horace Keats in the ‘Christopher Brennan Cycle'' 1945, Albert Tucker 'Portrait of Max Dunn' 1945, John Olsen 'Self-portrait Janus-faced' 2005, Cherry Hood 'David Helfgott' 2009 and Fiona Lowry 'Penelope Seidler' 2014, photo ©️ Fullframe Photographics and Film #ArchibaldPrize @artgalleryofnsw
Visitors in the Archie 100 exhibition at HOTA, Home of the Arts, featuring (left-right) Abdul Abdullah 'I wanted to paint him as a mountain' 2014, Edward Binder 'Peter Upward and friends' 1977, Sally Ross 'The Huxleys' 2018 and George Lambert 'Self-portrait with gladioli' 1992, photo ©️ Fullframe Photographics and Film #ArchibaldPrize @artgalleryofnsw
Visitors in the Archie 100 exhibition at HOTA, Home of the Arts, featuring (left-right) Jon Molvig 'Paul Beadle' 1955, Elisabeth Cummings 'Jean Appleton' 1997, Robert Hannaford 'Jarinyanu David Downs' 1995, and Ray Crooke 'Portrait of Dick Roughsey, OBE' 1982, photo ©️ Fullframe Photographics and Film #ArchibaldPrize @artgalleryofnsw
Visitors in the Archie 100 exhibition at HOTA, Home of the Arts, featuring (left-right) William Robinson 'Equestrian self-portrait' 1987, Kate Beynon 'Self-portrait with guardian spirits' 2009-2010, Julie Dowling 'Sister girl - Carol Dowling' 2001, Vincent Namatjira 'Studio self-portrait' 2018, Adelaide Perry 'Portrait of Dame Mary Gilmore' 1928, Clif Peir 'Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal)' 1965, George Lambert 'Self-portrait with gladioli' 1922, Henry Hanke 'Self-portrait' 1934, Margaret Woodward 'Self-portrait as Sarah Wisse, transported' 1996, John Vickery 'Self-portrait' 1933 and Tempe Manning 'Self-portrait' 1939, photo ©️ Fullframe Photographics and Film #ArchibaldPrize @artgalleryofnsw
Harold Abbott Patient awaiting plastic surgery (Private Mark O'Bryan) 1943, Abdul Abdullah I wanted to paint him as a mountain 2014, Davida Allen Dr John Arthur McKelvie Shera 1986, Mary Allen Portrait of Hilda Elliott 1925, A.M.E. Bale Portrait Miss Jo Sweatman 1922, Del Kathryn Barton Mother (a portrait of Cate) 2011, Kate Beynon Self-portrait with guardian spirits 2009-2010, Natasha Bieniek Wendy Whiteley 2016, Edward Binder Peter Upward and friends 1977, John Brack Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage 1969, Ernest Buckmaster Portrait of the artist’s mother 1931, William Bustard Tippo Powder, Queensland Police tracker 1943, Norman Carter Captain PG Taylor 1940, Judy Cassab Stanislaus Rapotec 1960, Kevin Connor The Rt Hon Sir Frank Kitto, KBE 1975, Yvette Coppersmith Self-portrait, after George Lambert 2018, Ray Crooke Portrait of Dick Roughsey, OBE 1982, Grace Crowley Portrait in grey (also known as Miss M Roberts) 1933, Elisabeth Cummings Jean Appleton 1997, William Dargie Portrait of Albert Namatjira 1956, Janet Dawson Michael Boddy 1973, William Dobell The billy boy 1943, Julie Dowling Sister girl - Carol Dowling 2001, Geoffrey Dyer Portrait of Bob Brown 1992, Frances Ellis Ritratto del Maestro (Portrait of Cav A Dattilo-Rubbo) 1942, Marc Etherington Me and Granny 2018, Maximilian Feuerring Self-portrait 1951, Hong Fu Dr Joseph Brown 2008, Jean Goldberg (Nethercote) Ola Cohn 1961, Henry Hanke Self-portrait 1934, Robert Hannaford Jarinyanu David Downs 1995, Nicholas Harding John Bell as King Lear 2001, Louise Hearman Barry 2016, Ivor Hele Laurie Thomas 1951, Nora Heysen Robert H Black, MD 1950, Jacqueline Hick Portrait of Francis Roy Thomson 1962, Edith Holmes WN Holmes, Esq 1933, Cherry Hood David Helfgott 2009, Reginald Jerrold-Nathan Jessie Street 1929, Tjungkara Ken Kungkarangkalpa tjukurpa (Seven Sisters dreaming), a self-portrait 2017, Michael Kmit Self-portrait 1954, Geoff La Gerche 'A true Territorian': Portrait of Grandma Lum Loy 1979, George Lambert Self-portrait with gladioli 1922, Kerrie Lester Burnum Burnum 1991, Vaike Liibus Gerard Havekes 1958, John Longstaff Mr Maurice Moscovitch 1925, Fiona Lowry Penelope Seidler 2014, Winifred McCubbin Portrait of Vera Scantlebury Brown, OBE, MB, ChB (Melbourne) 1943, Violet McInnes Miss Sybil Craig 1941, W B McInnes H Desbrowe Annear (circa 1921), W B McInnes Miss Collins 1924, Tempe Manning Self-portrait 1939, Alfreda Marcovitch Matron Muriel Doherty, RAAFNS 1948, Gabrielle Martin Tony Clark with Jasperware (landscape) 2004, Max Martin Portrait of Archbishop Mannix 1953, Max Meldrum Self-portrait 1949, Jon Molvig Paul Beadle 1955, Arthur Murch George Wallace 1950, Vincent Namatjira Studio self-portrait 2018, Paul Newton Roy and HG (John Doyle and Greig Pickhaver) 2001, John Olsen Self-portrait Janus-faced 2005, Josonia Palaitis The Honourable John Howard, MP 1979, Esther Paterson The yellow gloves (also known as Portrait of Betty Paterson) 1938, Clif Peir Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) 1965, Adelaide Perry Portrait of Dame Mary Gilmore 1928, William Pidgeon Rabbi Dr I Porush 1961, Ben Quilty Captain S, after Afghanistan 2012, Tiiu Reissar Rev TD Noffs 1964, Harry Richardson Portrait of Miss DK Richmond 1924, Barbara Robertson Self-portrait 1950, William Robinson Equestrian self-portrait 1987, Florence Rodway JF Archibald 1921, Sally Ross The Huxleys 2018, Jenny Sages Paul Cox 1996, Jenny Sands Professor Alice Tay 1993, Wendy Sharpe Self-portrait as Diana of Erskineville 1996, Arnold Shore HV (Doc) Evatt 1935, Andrew Sibley Dr Gertrude Langer 1960, Eric Smith Rudy Komon 1981, Ian Smith Ray Hughes having pre-dinner drinks with Ambroise Vollard and Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler 2003, Joshua Smith Dame Mary Gilmore 1943, Dora Toovey Mr and Mrs Horace Keats in the 'Christopher Brennan Cycle' 1945, Albert Tucker Portrait of Max Dunn 1945, Peter Tyndall detail A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/ someone looks at something . . . LOGOS/HA HA 1991, Vicki Varvaressos Portrait of Frank Watters 1980, John Vickery Self-portrait 1933, Wes Walters Molly 1983, Guy Warren Flugelman with Wingman 1985, Douglas Watson Despatch rider (Sergeant Rex Beggs) 1943, Bryan Westwood The Prime Minister 1991, Brett Whiteley Art, life and the other thing 1978, Caroline Williams Mr Georges Mora 1988, Eric Wilson Matron MacIntosh 1942 and Margaret Woodward Self-portrait as Sarah Wisse, transported 1996.
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