Archibald Prize Archibald 2013 finalist: The man by Abdul Abdullah
Nicknamed ‘The man’, Anthony Mundine is a professional boxer and ex-professional rugby league player. A member of the Bundjalung people, he converted to Islam in 1999.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2009 finalist: A portrait of Alex Wodak by Nick Mourtzakis
Alex Wodak is Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St Vincent’s Hospital and President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation. An internationally acknowledged authority on minimisation of harm in drug use, he helped establish the first needle syringe program in Australia and the first medically supervised injecting centre.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2010 finalist: The squire - portrait of Luke Sciberras by Robert Malherbe
Robert Malherbe has known landscape and still life painter Luke Sciberras for some years now. ‘I first saw a show of his in 2001 and was impressed by the paintings.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2017 finalist: The inner stillness of Eileen Kramer by Andrew Lloyd Greensmith
At 102 years old, Eileen Kramer personifies the idea of creativity as a key to longevity and a full, rich life. Born in Sydney in 1914, she is the world’s oldest working dancer/choreographer as well as a poet, artist and costume designer.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2015 finalist: Daniel Johns by Julian Meagher
Singer/songwriter Daniel Johns has been a rock musician since his teens, first with Silverchair and then The Dissociatives. He recently released the critically acclaimed solo album Talk after an eight-year hiatus.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2010 finalist: Tim Storrier by McLean Edwards
Tim Storrier has been a force in Australian contemporary art since winning the Sulman Prize in 1968 at age 19 – the youngest artist ever to receive the prestigious award. In 1994, he was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to art.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2013 finalist: Toni Collette by Alexander McKenzie
Actor Toni Collette has appeared in numerous films including Muriel’s wedding, The sixth sense, About a boy and Hitchcock. She won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of a suburban housewife coping with dissociative identity disorder in the US television series United states of Tara.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2017 finalist: The mayor of Bondi by Dee Smart
In 1958, the sight of a boy knitting was a confronting one. Today, John Macarthur has an international reputation for his unique and colourful knitwear, featured in magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s BAZAAR.
End days of Archibald Portrait Prize 2018 exhibition and the better is on the Young Archie section
In painting, the force of the portraiture practice is based on the power to implicate on canvas a psychological characterization of people, when we say the group of pictures has a lack of personality, we are saying the painter failed in the job... | Until this September 9, The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney Australia will continue showing the 57 finalists of the Archibald Portrait Prize 2018.
Archibald Prize Archibald 2019 finalist: Mao's last dancer – Li Cunxin by Jun Chen
Last year, Jun Chen was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint Li Cunxin, the Chinese-Australian former ballet dancer who is now artistic director of Queensland Ballet. ‘I knew Li through his famous autobiography, Mao’s last dancer, which was turned into a film.