Foxtel’s The Archibald has been granted an all-access pass to the Art Gallery of NSW for the famous Archibald Prize. For the first time, cameras capture the deliberations as the submissions pass the judges, and the final portraits are announced. Following this, the 2017 Archibald Prize winner is revealed.
The artists whose journeys are featured in the Foxtel original production include Dr George Gittoes AM, Jason Phu, Nicholas Harding, Nick Stathopoulos, Wendy Sharpe, Yvette Coppersmith, Tessa McOnie and Tim Storrier AM.
The 2017 Archibald Prize had 822 entries, of which 43 finalist portraits were selected. Almost half the finalists chose artists as their sitters, including a double portrait of an artist couple, James Drinkwater and Lottie Consalvo.
The Archibald: A Foxtel Original Documentary Series starts September 12, only on Foxtel Arts, Channel 133.
The Art Gallery of NSW, along with Foxtel Arts, is giving one lucky winner and their guest the opportunity to fly to Sydney and explore a guided tour of the Archibald.
The Prize, for the winner and their guest, includes:
- Return domestic flights to Sydney, with two nights accommodation at the Sofitel Wentworth
- A guided tour of the Archibald
- Lunch at Chiswick at the Gallery
- Return transfers between Sydney Airport and the Hotel
To enter, fill in the entry form and answer the competition question in 25 words or less.
This competition has now closed. Winners will be contacted by phone/email.
The Archibald exhibition is being held at the Art Gallery NSW until 22 October 2017. Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes (2 October) and see the work of budding artists of 5 to 18 years on display in the Young Archies.
Foxtel Arts: The Archibald Competition – Open to Australian residents 15+. If under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian permission before entering. Residents of NSW will forfeit flights, transfers and accommodation and no substitution will be offered. Competition opens on 12/08/17 at 08:00hrs and closes on 10/09/17 at 23:59hrs (AEST). Total prize pool value is #3,036.00. Winner determined on 11/09/17 at 10:00hrs and notified by phone/email. Terms and conditions available at www.foxtelarts.com.au. Promoter is Foxtel Management Pty Ltd of 5 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde, NSW 2113.