Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Archibalds 2015

According to my Top 10 Sydney, the "Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes" are no. 9 on their list of the ten things to at the Art Gallery of NSW.
No. 1 Exterior
No. 2 Grand Courts
No. 3 Yirbana Gallery
No. 4 Asian Galleries
No. 5 Australian Art Collection
No. 6 Contemporary Collection
No. 7 Temporary Exhibition
No. 8 Art After Hours
No. 9 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes
No. 10 Cafe & Restaurant

The above links take you to my previous posts of visits to the Art Gallery.

I try to visit The Archies every year.
Some years inspire me more than others.
Here are my favourite portraits from The Archibalds.

Dr Dick Quan by Jeremy Kibel

The winner - Charles Waterstreet by Nigel Milsom

David Hart by Jessica Le Clerc

Last Portrait of Betty Churcher by Peter Churcher

The Wynne Prize for landscape painting was my favourite section this year.

The Channel Series by Karl de Waal

Detail of the Channel Series

Up Shit Creek, Gallipoli by Luke Sciberras

Called down from the mountains, written in the sea by Aaron Kinnane

Vita in extremis by Ulan Murray

Blackheath street landscape by Robert Malherbe
Do you have a favourite?
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot


  1. Love, love, love the Channel series. Also very much like the portrait of David Hart ! What a great exhibit!

    1. The Channel series was my favourite too. I wish I'd taken a close-up of each vignette.

      David Hart is a landscape artist, hence the trees growing out of his back :-)

  2. Very I nice...I really like the Channel Series. It is very unique!

  3. I like seeing the prizes too. I really didn't like that Charles Waterstreet winner this year. Much too freaky for my taste. That's a moving one of Betty Churcher. Sad to see her like that really. I love the bricks- they're fabulous, I've not seen them before. And that up/down tree is fascinating. It must have been an interesting visit this day Brona.


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