Archibald opens tonight
Friday, 6th November, 2009
The winner of this year's Archibald Prize will go on show at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery tonight.
The $50,000 prize is awarded annually to the best portrait of a man or woman "distinguished in art, letters, science or politics". It is open to all Australasian artists and judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW.
This year, the award's 88th, attracted 708 entries and the winner was Guy Maestri for his portrait of Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
That work and a selection of other outstanding entries are touring NSW. The local exhibition of the works opens tonight at 6.30pm and will be on display until Sunday December 6.
Also opening tonight is the exhibition Photopolymer Prints.
The show includes works created through the Introduction to Photopolymer Printing workshop, conducted last month by Education Officer Sue Reynolds. Participants explored the versatility of printing with photopolymer plates, and all works were created on the Dragon Fly printing press donated by Hart family in 2007.