ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS - FRIDAY 26 MARCH AT 12 NOON (MEDIA ONLY)
Australia's most extraordinary art event, the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is one of this country's oldest and most prestigious art awards. Combined with the Wynne and Sulman Prizes, lively debate and controversy is assured.
The winners of all three prizes will be announced to the media only on Friday 26 March at 12 noon.
With the financial support of the Colonial Foundation Trust, the winner of the Archibald Prize receives $35,000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture $15,000, and the Sulman Prize for subject/genre painting and/or mural work $10,000.
Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March, between 8am and 4pm each day
Entries for all prizes will be received at the Art Gallery of New South between 8am and 4pm from Monday 8 March until Friday 12 March.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS SHORTLISTED FOR ALL PRIZES, AND THE PACKING ROOM PRIZE
Thursday 18 March at 12 noon (media only)
The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media only on Thursday 18 March at 12 noon. The names will be advertised nationally on Thursday 25 March.
At the same time the Packing Room Prize will be announced. This highly coveted prize of $500 is awarded by the burly blokes behind the scenes, who receive, unpack and hang all the entries. First awarded in 1991, the Packing Room Prize is adjudicated by the Gallery’s Storeman, Steve Peters, who continues to claim his right to 51% of the votes.
The 2003 Packing Room Prize was won by Jan Williamson for her painting Rachel Ward - actor.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Friday 26 March at 12 noon (media only)
The winners of the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media on Friday 26 March at 12 noon.
The exhibition will be on view to the public from Saturday 26 March to Sunday 16 May.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Thursday 6 May at 12 noon
Since 1988 the public has had the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. This year the winner of the 'People's Choice' will be announced on Thursday 6 May at 12 noon. The artist and the selected voter will each be presented with $2,500.
The 2003 People's Choice was won by Dalu Zhao - Lao Fei Stephen Fitzgerald.
Winners of all prizes will be announced to media only on Friday 26 March 2004 at 12 noon.