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Make the detour to Geelong on your way to or from Lorne to view the Archibald Prize Regional Tour.

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists. The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2017 Archibald Prize.

Access tours will be available during Geelong Gallery's hosting of the 2017 and 2018 Archibald Prize. For further information visit our Access page.

Visitors to 2017 Archibald Prize from Saturday 28 October to Sunday 5 November can enjoy discounted entry to Fred Williams in the You Yangs. Follow the link to purchase 2017 Archibald Prize + Fred Williams tickets. Please note, tickets for Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 November need to be purchased from the Geelong Gallery Visitor services desk on the day.

The 2017 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition and is supported by Presenting partner ANZ.

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