Monday 1 March to Friday 5 March, between 8am and 4pm each day
Entries for all prizes will be received at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS FOR ALL PRIZES, AND THE PACKING ROOM PRIZE
Wednesday 17 March at 11am (media only)
The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media only on Wednesday 17 March at 11am. The names will be advertised nationally on Thursday 18 March.
At the same time the Packing Room Prize will be announced. This highly coveted prize of $500 cash and a $500 ANZ Visa Debit Card is awarded to the winning artist 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 2009 Packing Room Prize was won by Paul Jackson for his painting Flacco.
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 & 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 support of the ANZ, the winner of the Archibald Prize receives $50,000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture $25,000, and the Sulman Prize for subject/genre painting and/or mural work $20,000.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Thursday 20 May at 11am
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 20 May at 11am. The artist and the selected voter will each be presented with $2,500 cash and $1,000 ANZ Visa Debit Card.
The 2009 People's Choice was won by Vincent Fantauzzo for his portrait of child actor Brandon Walters.
See below for more information regarding the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, the judges and last year's winners.