THE PACKING ROOM PRIZE &
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS SHORTLISTED FOR ARCHIBALD, WYNNE & SULMAN
Thursday 28 February 2008 at 12 noon
The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media only on Thursday 28 February at 12 noon along with the Packing Room Prize winner.
In addition to $500 cash, the Packing Room Prize winner will receive a $500 Myer gift card. This prize is awarded by the hardworking people behind the scenes who unpack and hang all the entries. First awarded in 1991, the Packing Room Prize is adjudicated by the Gallery's storeman, Steve Peters.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS FOR THE ARCHIBALD, WYNNE & SULMAN PRIZES
Friday 7 March 2008 at 12 noon
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.
The winners of all three prizes will be announced on Friday 7 March at 12 noon (media only). 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. This is the third year Myer has sponsored the Archibald Prize.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
Thursday 8 May 2008 at 11am
Since 1988 the public has voted for their favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. This year the winner of the People's Choice will be announced on Thursday 8 May at 11am. Both the artist and a selected voter will be presented with $2 500 cash and a $1 000 Myer gift card.