The Archibald Prize 2022 Regional Tour

22 Oct – 4 Dec

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike. Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921 it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.

The Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition
Presenting partner ANZ

Archibald Prize 2022 finalist, Blak Douglas Moby Dickens, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 300 x 200 cm © the artist, image © AGNSW, Mim Stirling
Sitter: Karla Dickens


Young Archie Competition

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 were invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald Prize 2022 regional tour.

Finalists and winners of the Young Archies will be displayed 22 October – 4 December at the Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub in Springwood and all entries will be displayed digitally at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.