15 Oct 2021 to 21 Nov 2021 Once Only Event
The Gippsland Art Gallery, located in Sale in central Gippsland, is the sole Victorian host venue for the Archibald Prize 2021 regional tour.
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 it’s a who’s who of Australian culture with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists.
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.
The Gippsland Art Gallery will present a dynamic program of exciting events in conjunction with the exhibition including Pop-up Portrait Speed Dates, Friday Up Late, Portrait Play for Mini Makers, Artist Talks, Guided Tours and more.
Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to plan a weekend escape or mid-week break to experience both the Archibald Prize and the wider central Gippsland region.
Once Only Event
15 Oct 2021 to 21 Nov 2021