Archibald Prize 2010 Wynne and Sulman Prizes

February 25th, 2010


Portrait of Glenn A Baker by Nafisa wins Packers Prize 2010 for ‘Glenn in Black and White’ details and portrait image

Finalists for the 2010 Archibald Prize
Winner of the Packers Prize 2010 

Finalists for the Wynne Prize 2010  
Finalists for the Sulman Prize

Archibald Prize 2010 Wynne & Sulman Prizes

  • Sydney and Regional touring dates announced
  • On View AGNSW Saturday 27 March to Sunday 20 May 2010

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.


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.

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.

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.
On View 
Saturday 27 March to Sunday 20 May 2010
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road
The Domain, Sydney

  (02) 9225 1744 or recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National toll free 1800 679 278 
  7 days a week 10am to 5pm
(closed Easter Friday and Christmas Day)
open until 9pm on Wednesdays
  $10 adults $7 concession/members

The NSW Regional Tour of the Archibald Prize is managed by Museums & Galleries NSW. Tel: (02) 9358 1760.
Goulbourn Regional Art Gallery
  11 June – 11 July 
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
  22 July – 22 August
Tamworth Regional Gallery
  30 August – 24 September
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
  4 October – 27 October
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery
  4 November – 5 December
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
  14 December – 18 January 2011
Albury Art Gallery and Library Museum
  27 January – 3 March 2011

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