ARCHIBALD PRIZE PROGRAM:
March - May 2006
Archibald is back!
Celebrate Australia’s most famous portrait prize during the Gallery’s late night Wednesday until 9pm. Enjoy Archibald celebrity talks with comedians, broadcasters and actors, films exploring the heights and pitfalls of fame, live jazz in the ArtBar, guided tours - the complete mix for your Wednesday after-five entertainment!
6.30PM FREE CELEBRITY TALKS
29 March Justice Michael Kirby, Judge, High Court of Australia: Let art be the judge
5 April Virginia Trioli, ABC 702 morning broadcaster: Friend or foe
12 April Gretel Killeen, Big Brother presenter, Channel Ten, interviews Archibald finalists
19 April Lex Marinos actor, director
26 April Wendy Harmer, Vega 91.5 morning broadcaster
3 May Libbi Gorr, comedian and all round performer
10 May John Bell, actor, director
17 May Jonathan Biggins, writer, actor interviews Archibald finalists
24 May Richard Aevy, ABC Radio National Life Matters broadcaster: Samson and me
7.15PM FREE FILMS
Exploring the heights and pitfalls of fame, this series of feature films and documentaries in conjunction with the Archibald Prize, raises provocative questions about the pursuit of success in the arts, sport, media and politics and speculates on the price that one pays to chase one’s dreams. Highlights include Marlene (dir: Maximilian Schell 1983), Burden of dreams (dir: Les Blank 1982), Veronica Voss (dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1981), Lenny (dir: Bob Fosse 1974), Singin’ in the rain (dir: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly 1952) and Citizen Kane (dir: Orsen Welles 1941)
7.15PM FREE LIVE MUSIC IN THE ARTBAR
Talented jazz trios take the café into evening swing. Enjoy an evening drink and meal on the terrace overlooking Woolloomooloo Bay.
7.30PM GUIDED TOURS
Explore the Archibald exhibition with one of the Gallery’s informative guides. Free with exhibition entry.
EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW
Archibald, Wynne, Sulman Prizes and the Photographic Portrait Prize 25 March - 28 May
Self Portrait: Renaissance to Contemporary 17 February - 14 May
ART AFTER HOURS
ALL EVENTS FREE OF CHARGE (admission charges apply for some exhibitions)
Wednesdays until 9pm
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney, Australia
www.artafterhours.com.au or 1800 679 278
ERNST & YOUNG IS DELIGHTED TO SPONSOR ART AFTER HOURS