The Archibald

The Archibald Cast

Nicholas Harding

Nicholas Harding

“The thing about portraiture and painting… it’s a very difficult pleasure, as Brett Whiteley put it.”

Yvette Coppersmith

Yvette Coppersmith

“Portraiture is my first love.”

Nick Stathopoulos

Nick Stathopoulos

“I’ve been described as the Hillary Clinton of the Archibald – she won the popular vote, but didn’t win the election.”

Dr George Gittoes AM

Dr George Gittoes AM

“I don’t think there’s anyone you’d ever want to paint that you’d take a bullet for – but I’d take one for Julian.”

Tim Storrier AM

Tim Storrier AM

“A good portrait should give you a slight quiver… or maybe even a small shock as to recognition of this human being, even if you don’t know them.”

Jason Phu

Jason Phu

“Sometimes you talk to artists, and they say they have to paint every single day, every minute. I think maybe that’s like a mental illness or something.”

Tessa McOnie

Tessa McOnie

“When you’re first starting out, you think the Archibald is unreachable.”

Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe

“I really am the quintessential romantic artist.”