Friday, November 4, 2016

The Archibald Prize

This time the Archibald Prize was in Ballarat gallery, I visit the NSW gallery on its last day but save dat for our trip
We used our senior's free regional travel and met up at Southern Cross Station.A comfortable 2 hr trip to Ballarat
The Archibald Prize is Australia's oldest and main Portrait competition. JF Archibald (1856-1919) was a journalist and founder of the Bulletin magazine, who also served as a trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW.   
Wendy and I walked to the Gallery but Sue needed to get a cab and had a lovely couple, offer to share and to drop her at the gallery just up the road.
We had lunch first then spent time checking out , once or twice the finalists and winner 
The winning portrait Louise Hearman's of Barry Humphries 
And love this one of George Colombaris that won the Packing Room Prize
by Betina Fauvel-Ogden
Pamela Easton and Lydia Perkins Fashion designers wrapped in their fabrics

Rhys Smart mouth A comedian 

Loved this sort of old fashioned look Chris Brown of Krista
Nick Stathopoulos' of Deng Peoples' choice in Sydney 
This small but lovely portrait of Wendy Whitely
in one of her rescued railway yards made gardens
by Natasha Bieniek 

Michael Mcwilliams Usurpers
All the animals or plants are nature damaging imports 

They had a kids workshop area as well 

1 comment:

Cecilia Meehan said...

Great to see MIch, a bit of editing needed :)

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