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Art Gallery of New South Wales Announces Ben Quilty as Winner of Archibald Prize 2011

Ben Quilty’s portrait of Margaret Olley wins this year’s Archibald Prize

This year, the 90th year of Archibald, there were 798 entries for Archibald, 810 for the Wynne and 633 entries for the Sulman. The Archibald and Wynne prizes are judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The judge for the Sulman Prize was Richard Bell.

The Archibald winner receives $50,000, the Wynne Prize winner receives $25,000 for landscape painting or figure sculpture, the Sulman Prize winner receives $20,000 for subject/genre painting and/or mural work and the Watercolour Prize (part of the Wynne Prize) winner receives $2,000.

Archibald Prize 2011 regional tour
2 July – 31 July 2011 TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
5 August – 11 September 2011 Tweed River Art Gallery
17 September – 23 October 2011 Moree Plains Gallery
28 October – 4 December 2011 Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
9 December – 15 January 2012 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
20 January – 26 February 2012 Orange Regional Gallery
2 March – 8 April 2012 Manning Regional Art Gallery

Image: Ben Quilty Margaret Olley, Archibald Prize 2011 winner

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Sydney, Australia

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