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Ever wondered what some of Australia's leading radio and television presenters do when they are not in front of the camera or behind the microphone?

Try cameo roles at the Archibald...

Richard Glover, Gretel Killeen and Jonathan Biggins are just some of the celebrity speakers who will discuss the illusion of fame at the Archibald during the Gallery's late night Wednesday programme Art After Hours.

From Wednesday 31 March, these speakers will be delving into the unanswered facets of the highly celebrated and controversial art prize. Biggins and Glover will ask Why aren't I in the Archibald? and Does the face reflect the soul?

Big Brother host Gretel Killeen hopes to get behind the scenes and quiz artists as to why no-one has painted her portrait yet!

The talks take place every Wednesday evening at 6.30pm at the Gallery from 31 March until 21 April and are free of charge. In addition, visitors can enjoy the free film program, with weekly screenings at 7.15pm and live jazz, wine and food in the ArtBar.

Wednesday evenings until 9pm
FREE OF CHARGE (admission charges apply for certain exhibitions)

Archibald programme 31 March - 21 April

Gretel Killeen
  Gretel Killeen


Free celebrity talks for Archibald Prize exhibition:

31 March 

Why aren't I in the Archibald?
Jonathan Biggins, actor, writer, director and host of ABC TV's Critical Mass

7 April 

Welcome to my Ark
Jean Kittson, writer and comedian

14 April 

Does the face reflect the soul? A cry of rage against portraiture from a man with thin, cruel lips 
Richard Glover, writer, and presenter of ABC Radio 702's Drive program

21 April 

A brush with fame
Gretel Killeen, writer, performer and host of Network 10's Big Brother


ArtBar - Jazz trios from Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Free films


Free guided tour of the Archibald Prize exhibition


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