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THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE – PACKING ROOM PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT 2008

February 28, 2008

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THE ARCHIBALD PRIZE – PACKING ROOM PRIZE ANNOUNCEMENT

  • The 17th Packing Room Prize for the Archibald Prize will be announced on Thursday 28 February at
    12 noon.

The Packing Room Prize gives the Gallery staff who receive the entries and install the exhibition the chance to vote for their favourite Archibald portrait. This year 694 entries were received for Archibald.

Head storeman Steve Peters controls 51% of the vote. Never has the Packing Room Prize coincided with the judges’ decision. This is Steve Peters’ 24th Archibald Prize.

Last year’s Packing Room Prize winner was Danelle Bergstrom for her portrait of actor Jack Thompson. The winning artist receives $500 and a $500 Myer gift card.

At the same time, the names of the artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman prizes will be announced.

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