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Familiar faces among the finalists for the Archibald Prize

Familiar faces among the finalists for the Archibald Prize

Writer Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the many well known Australian’s captured for this year’s Archibald Prize. The prize is the most competitive portrait competition in Australia and draws thousands of visitors to the Art Gallery of New South Wales each year. In 2019 a record 919 portraits were entered into […]

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Archibald Prize Finalists Revealed

Archibald Prize Finalists Revealed

The finalists for Australia’s premier portrait prize have been announced. While Iain Scott Wallace’s portrait of PFLAG luminary Shelly Argent didn’t make the final cut, a portrait of Missy Higgins by artist Sophia Hewson has given the awards a queer moment. Read More:  Artist Imortalises PFLAG Legend   Hewson’s portrait depicts the artist and the […]

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Artist Immortalizes PFLAG Legend

Artist Immortalizes PFLAG Legend

Artist and teacher Iain Scott Wallace chose to paint former PFLAG President and Order of Australia medal recipient Shelley Argent in a portrait aiming for the Archibald Prize. He said one of the reasons he chose Argent was to encourage a dialogue between straight and LGBT art-lovers alike: “It would be great for the artwork […]

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