(detail) Winner Packing Room Prize 2017, Peter Smeeth, 'Lisa Wilkinson AM', oil on linen, 100 x 150 cm (©the artist/Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW)
2017 Archibald Prize
This annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a joint show of all finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. The Archibald Prize is a portrait prize awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, and features a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media. This year’s Archibald Prize winner is Mitch Cairns’ portrait of artist Agatha Gothe-Snape.