|Portrait of Hugo Weaving, Del Kathryn Barton, 2013 Archibald Prize winner.|
|You are what is most beautiful |
about me, a self portrait with Kell
and Arella, 2008 Archibald Prize
Prize winner, Del Kathryn Barton.
|The first Archibald Prize Winner, |
1921, W.B. McInnes Portrait
of H. Desbrowe Annear.
The main prize winner is selected by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The signatures of the artists are covered to avoid favoritism or nepotism, as was often the case in early years. Del Kathryn Barton, the 2013 winner also won in 2008 with a self-portrait which included the faces of her two children. Several artists have won the award with self-portraits and several have won more than once. Some, such as William Dargie, have won repeatedly (eight times, in his case). W. B. McInnes won seven times. In fact, after the prize was first awarded in 1921, McInnes took it home in five out of the next six years. Of course, the prize amounted to only 400 British pounds at the time.
|The 2013 Packing Room|
Prize went to Matthew
Lynn for his portrait of
|Love Face, 2013 Archibald People's Choice|
Award winner by Vincent Fantauzzo.
|TV Moore, 2013, David Griggs, sorry, not this year.|
|Dear Trustees (self-portrait), 2013, by conceptual artist, Michael |
Lindeman, an open letter to the trustees painted several times life-size.
Nice try, but no cigar.