Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize money increased for 2012 and regional tour

September 13th, 2011

Increase in Prize money for 2012 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize

Today, Tuesday 13 September 2011, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is pleased to announce an increase in prize money for the 2012 Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes.

Archibald Prize 2012
from $50 000 to $75 000

Wynne Prize 2012
from $25 000 to $35 000

Sulman Prize 2012
from $20 000 to $30 000

The board of trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales has resolved to increase the prize money for all three prizes this year with a total amount of $140 000. In the last five years the prize money for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman has more than doubled.

Australia’s most extraordinary art event, the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes, is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and the public. It never ceases to create lively debate amongst the arts community and wider public.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The Wynne Prize, first awarded in 1897, is judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sulman Prize, first awarded in 1936, will be judged in 2012 by artist Susan Norrie.

Entries submitted: Monday 5 March – Friday 9 March 2012
Winners announced: Friday 30 March 2012
Exhibition dates: Saturday 31 March – Sunday 3 June 2012

‘ANZ is delighted to be principal sponsor of the Archibald Prize for a third year in 2012. Our brand is all about living in our customers’ world and the Archibald is Australia’s favourite portraiture prize,’ said ANZ Chairman, John Morschel.

Regional tour of selected finalists
Tarrawarra Museum of Art, Victoria 
 10 Jun – 8 Jul 2012
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
 14 Jul – 26 Aug 2012
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
 1 Sep – 14 Oct 2012
Western Plains Cultural Centre
 20 Oct – 2 Dec 2012
Grafton Regional Gallery
 7 Dec 2012 – 20 Jan 2013
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
 28 Jan – 10 Mar 2013
New England Regional Art Museum 
 16 Mar – 28 Apr 2013

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