Rejoice 100 Years Of The Archibald Prize At Archie 100

Discover the historical past of the Archibald Prize at Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize opening Saturday November 6 at Geelong Gallery!

Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has been awarded to the very best portrait painted by any artist resident in Australasia of a distinguished particular person in artwork, letters, science or politics. Initially a £400 award, right now it’s a $100,000 prize and essentially the most sought-after honour in Australian artwork.

This exhibition honours the prize’s 100-year anniversary, displaying virtually 100 artworks organized thematically from the celebrated portrait award’s historical past. Portraits vary from the commonplace to the controversial, with entries from each decade represented.

Artwork Gallery of NSW director Dr Michael Model says, ‘Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has attracted entries from each outstanding and rising artists in Australia and New Zealand, and celebrated figures from all walks of life, from well-known faces to native

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An Unconventional Nation House In The Southern Highlands

When Different Architects took up the problem to create this distinctive residence within the NSW Southern Highlands residence, they instantly recognised the magical qualities of the tree-filled website, and the chance to a sympathetic but subversive residence. 

The positioning contained two current constructions – one a poor deliberate cottage ‘choked in vines’, and the opposite an artist’s studio. Different Architects proposed changing many of the cottage on the identical footprint, whereas sustaining backyard, courtyard, and landform. The artist’s studio can be retained, in addition to a small lower-ground area beneath the cottage to be transformed right into a visitor quarters.

‘Varied different architects had tried to persuade our shoppers to construct a grand home with dramatic views on high of their hill. Somewhat than occupying the hilltop and relegating the remaining website to a driveway, we reassured our shoppers that they may create a beautiful residence throughout the current setting,’

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