The annual announcement of the Archibald Prize is one of Sydney’s great spectacles. This year's winning portrait depicts one of Australia's leading artists, Lindy Lee.
Perhaps as a reflection of the current state of national affairs, this year's Archibald Prize exhibition is a politician-free zone.
Nora Heysen was the first woman to be awarded the Archibald Prize, but for most of her life she was defined not by her art, but by her relationship to her famous father, the artist Hans Heysen.
It is some years since such a classical work as Yvette Coppersmith's has won the Archibald. Hers is a most intelligent self-portrait in the very mannered style of George Lambert’s work.
UNSW alumnus Jamie Preisz has collected the Archibald Packing Room Prize for his portrait of Jimmy Barnes.
In awarding the 2017 Archibald Prize to Mitch Cairns, the trustees have reaffirmed a tradition of artists painting artists that began with the very first prize in 1921, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.
Nigel Milsom’s gothic portrait of Sydney barrister Charles Waterstreet has won the 2015 Archibald prize, the third consecutive year of success for UNSW Art & Design in one of Australia’s most prestigious portrait competitions.
UNSW fine arts student Fiona Lowry has won the 2014 Archibald Prize for her haunting, airbrush portrait of architect Penelope Seidler.
The Archibald Prize is the case of an unavoidable meeting between popular culture and those whose lives are defined by their passion for art, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.
A painting featuring pioneering UNSW solar cell researcher Martin Green is in contention for one of Australia's biggest art prizes.