This year, the 87th year of Archibald, there were 693 entries for Archibald, 721 for the Wynne Prize and 559 for the Sulman Prize. The Archibald and Wynne prizes are judged by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The judge for the Sulman prize was Robert Owen.
The Archibald winner receives $50,000, the Wynne Prize winner receives $25,000 for landscape painting or figure sculpture, the Sulman Prize winner receives $20,000 for subject/genre painting and/or mural work and the Watercolour Prize (part of the Wynne Prize) winner receives $2,000.
Art Gallery of New South Wales 8 March – 18 May 2008
Bendigo Gallery, Victoria 31 May – 29 June 2008
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery 11 July – 17 August 2008
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 29 August – 12 October 2008
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 31 October – 7 December 2008
Port Macquarie Regional Art Gallery 15 December 2008 – 18 January 2009
Lismore Regional Gallery 23 January - 28 February 2009
2008 Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prize Finalists
2008 Packing Room Prize Winner Press Release
Archibald-inspired Art After Hours Program Press Release
2008 Archibald Prize website with history and more information