Current Exhibitions

The Archibald Prize 2015

11 June – 24 July

2015 Archibald Prize finalist Carla Fletcher Jenny Kee mixed media on linen 203 x 153.5 cm © the artist Photo: © AGNSW, Felicity Jenkins **This image may only be used in conjunction with editorial coverage of the 2015 Archibald Prize competition, on display 18 July to 27 September 2015, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This image may not be cropped or overwritten. Prior approval in writing required for use as a cover. Caption details must accompany reproduction of the image.***Media contact: Lisa.Catt@ag.nsw.gov.au  *** Local Caption *** **This image may only be used in conjunction with editorial coverage of the 2015 Archibald Prize competition, on display 18 July to 27 September 2015, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This image may not be cropped or overwritten. Prior approval in writing required for use as a cover. Caption details must accompany reproduction of the image.***Media contact: Lisa.Catt@ag.nsw.gov.au

The Archibald Prize 2015 is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

The exhibition presents the finalists from this highly-anticipated and much loved major portraiture prize held annually by the Art Gallery of NSW. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 to the winning artist. Entries must be painted in the past year, from at least one live sitting with the artist. Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW before touring, providing regional Australian audiences the opportunity to experience and enjoy the Archibald Prize in their local community.

The Art Gallery of NSW provides a host of programs for visitors or the regional tour, including a mobile exhibition guide and education resources.

 

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition

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Image: CARLA FLETCHER Jenny Kee 2015, mixed media on linen, 200.5 x 150.5 cm canvas © the artist

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS: 

ARCHIBALD PRIZE 2015 REGIONAL TOUR EXHIBITION OPENING

To be opened by Jacquie Riddell, Director of Public Engagement Art Gallery of New South Wales

Live Music. Light refreshments provided. Cash Bar

Friday, 10 June 2016, 6 — 8pm
$15/$10 InSight Members
Dress: Smart Casual
Tickets are limited. Bookings essential at Cultural Centre reception or 4780 5410

 

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTISTS WHAT & NIGEL MILSOM – CANCELLED

Saturday 11 June
11:00am – 12:30pm
Explore the unique relationship between portraiture artists and their subjects. Join what, renowned Katoomba based contemporary artist and Nigel Milsom, both an artist whose work is currently exhibited in the Archibald Prize 2015 and the subject portrayed in Matthew Kentmann’s portrait, also currently exhibited in the Archibald Prize 2015.
FREE – with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

 

4 WEEK PORTRAITURE COURSE WITH ARCHIBALD PRIZE FINALIST & WINNER OF THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, MATHEW LYNN
Saturdays 25 June, 2, 9 & 16 July
10:00am – 1:00pm
Suitable for all levels of experience.
Mathew Lynn will take students through all aspects of portraiture using a live sitter, with the aim of not just achieving a likeness, but conveying a sense of the person as well.
Tickets strictly limited.
$240/$215 InSight Members. Includes refreshments, lunch & entry to Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.
What to bring:
The materials required for the class is up to the student’s preferences. If you need advice on the medium you would like to use, you can contact Mathew before the course begins. Please note: oil painters will need to work with odourless turps.

 

ANIMAL PORTRAITURE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM WITH ILLUSTRATOR JENNIE DEANE
Tuesday 12 July
10:30am – 12:30pm
Suitable for 6 – 11 years.
Unleash your creative side this school holiday and create your own animal Archibald portrait with a Rock Star theme. Learn the tricks of the trade from local illustrator Jennie Dean as you experiment with a variety of mediums including watercolour, collage and pen work. Disclaimer: Imagination is essential for this workshop.
$15 |$13.50 InSight Members. Includes all materials. Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES:

The Art Gallery of NSW also offers a range of educational material on the Archibald Prize. Please follow the links below to access this material:

Education Kit: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/artsets/wezuuz

Children’s Trail: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/artsets/fe9boj

Portraiture education kit: www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/education/education-materials/education-kits/portraiture


 

The Collection

The inaugural Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection Exhibition

11 June – 24 July 2016

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THE COLLECTION presents the first exhibition curated from the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection, which was launched in March 2014. Since then over 100 significant  artworks by local and Australian artists have been aquired for the collection. Each artwork was selected based on its excellence, relevance, value and ability to celebrate the cultural identity of the Blue Mountains.

Artists presented in the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection include James Blackwell, Blue Mountains Illustrators, John Caldwell, Peter Kingston, Michael Mandelc, Scott Marr, Andrew Merry, Bernard Ollis, Simon Reece, Leo Robba, Joan Ross, Wendy Sharpe, Garry Shead, Nicole Welch, Freedom Wilson and Ken and Julia Yonetani.

A Blue Mountains Cultural Centre exhibition

Image: John Caldwell Wollangambe Wilderness  1989, mixed media on paper, 100 x 150cm


PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Artist Talk with Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis

Saturday 18 June, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Join acclaimed artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis for a lunchtime talk about their works from the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection.

Free with Gallery ticket. RSVPs appreciated at Reception or 4780 5410

 

The Collection Special Event

with guest speaker Wendy Sharpe & music by Gary Daley and Lloyd Swanton

Friday 1 July 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Join fellow supporters and friends for a special evening to celebrate two years of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection.

With guest speaker, acclaimed artist and Archibald Prize Winner Wendy Sharpe.

Music by Gary Daley and Lloyd Swanton.
$35/$25 InSight Members (includes complimentary drink and canapés on arrival)
Dress code: smart casual
Tickets are limited. Bookings essential via 4780 5410 or info@bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au