THE PACKING ROOM PRIZE &
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS SHORTLISTED FOR ARCHIBALD, WYNNE & SULMAN
Friday 23 February 2007 at 12 noon
The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media only on Friday 23 February at 12 noon.
At the same time the Packing Room Prize will be announced. In addition to $500 cash, the winner will receive a $500 Myer gift card. This highly coveted prize is awarded by the hardworking people behind the scenes who receive, unpack and hang all the entries - around 2000 precious works of art. 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 2 March 2007 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 to the media only on Friday 2 March at 12 noon. The winner of the Archibald Prize receives $35 000, the Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture$15 000, and the Sulman Prize for subject/ genre painting and/or mural work $10 000. This is the second time Myer has sponsored the Archibald Prize.
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
Thursday 3 May 2007
Since 1988 the public has had the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. This year the winner of the ‘People's Choice' will be announced on Thursday 3 May at 12 noon. Both the artist and a selected voter will be presented with $2500 cash and a $1000 Myer gift card.