Archibald Prize 2016 Ballarat 14 October – 27 November

The George Hotel Ballarat and Lane Cafe are located directly across from this years Archibald Prize at the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery The Lane Cafe will be a hive of activity with plans and events offering live entertainment and music throughout the Archibald prize timeline. We are proud the City of Ballarat can host such a fantastic event and congratulate all involved at Visit Ballarat on such a successful event.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to fashion designers, sporting heroes to artists.

Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has been thrilling art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists including Nora Heysen, William Dobell, Brett Whiteley, Ben Quilty, Tim Storrier and Fiona Lowry.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is proud to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2016 Archibald Prize, which is a touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Find out more at the Art Gallery Ballarat Website

http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/gallery_exhibitions/the-archibald-prize-2016/

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