This year, the 89th year of Archibald, there were 849 entries for Archibald, 798 for the Wynne and 615 entries for the Sulman. 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 Imants Tillers.
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.
This is the second year in Archibald’s history that an artist has won both the Archibald and the Wynne prizes in the same year, the first being William Dobell in 1948. Brett Whiteley won all three prizes, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman in 1978.
Goulbourn Regional Art Gallery 11 June - 11 July
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 22 July - 22 August
Tamworth Regional Gallery 28 August - 24 September
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 4 October - 27 October
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery 4 November - 5 December
Shoalhaven City Arts Centre 14 December - 18 January 2011
Albury Art Gallery and Library Museum 27 January - 3 March 2011
2010 Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prize Finalists
2010 Packing Room Prize Winner Press Release
2010 Archibald Prize website with history and more information