|March 15, 2012||to||June 3, 2012|
Packing Room Prize 2012 announced - Raelene Sharp for her portrait of John Wood wins the 2012 Packer’s Prize.
Melbourne artist Raelene Sharp has been awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the 2012 Archibald Prize for her portrait of actor John Wood.
Archibald Prize 2012 Packing Room Prize and announcement of finalists for the 2012 Archibald Art Prize.
- Thursday 15 March 2012 at 11am (media only)
- Friday 30 March 2012 12 noon (media only) – Archibald winner announced
- Saturday 31 March – Sunday 3 June 2012 on view to public
- Regional tour dates below – Packing Room Prize photos
John Wood is one of Australia’s favourite actors with a career spanning over 40 years. He starred in Network Seven’s Blue Heelers for eight years, winning a Gold Logie in 2006 after being nominated ten times in a row. He has also won several Silver Logies for his work in Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules and Power without Glory.
Sharp decided to focus on Wood’s very recognisable, well-known face. “I did a few studies of him to find the right look in order to represent his personality. We have now become quite good friends.”
Raelene Sharp, born in Melbourne in 1957, began her career as a graphic artist. She now concentrates on portraiture, although she also paints in other genres. Raelene is a five-time finalist in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award, winning in 2006, a finalist in the James Farrell Self Portrait Award and has won the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. Raelene’s work has been hung in Melbourne’s Hidden Faces of the Archibald Prize – the Victorian equivalent of the Salon des Refuses.
The Packing Room Prize gives the gallery staff who receive the entries for the Archibald a chance to vote for their favourite Archibald portrait. This is the Gallery’s head storeman Steve Peter’s 29th Archibald and the 21st Packing Room Prize.
The Packing Room Prize winner receives $1000 cash and a $500 ANZ Visa debit card. First awarded in 1991, the Packing Room Prize is adjudicated by the Gallery’s storeman, Steve Peters.
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman exhibition is open to the public – on view
31 March – 3 June 2012
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
$28.00 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$7.00 student in booked school group
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman exhibition regional tour dates
10 June 2012 – 8 July 2012 TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
14 July 2012 – 26 August 2012 Newcastle Region Art Gallery
1 September 2012 – 14 October 2012 Cowra Regional Art Gallery
20 October 2012 – 2 December 2012 Western Plains Cultural Centre
7 December 2012 – 20 January 2013 Grafton Regional Gallery
25 January 2013 – 10 March 2013 Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
15 March 2013 – 28 April 2013 New England Regional Gallery