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THE PACKING ROOM PRIZE and
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ARTISTS SHORTLISTED FOR ARCHIBALD, WYNNE & SULMAN
Wednesday 25 February 2009 at 12 noon

The names of artists selected for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes will be announced to the media only on Wednesday 25 February at 12 noon along with the Packing Room Prize winner. The Packing Room Prize winner receives $500 cash and a $500 Myer gift card. 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 6 March 2009 at 12 noon

Australia's most extraordinary art event, the Archibald Prize was first awarded in 1921. The winners of all three prizes will be announced on Friday 6 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 fourth year Myer has sponsored the Archibald Prize.

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER
Thursday 14 May 2009 at 11am

Since 1988 the public has voted for their favourite portrait in the Archibald exhibition. The winner of the People's Choice will be announced on Thursday 14 May at 11am. Both the artist and a selected voter will be presented with $2500 cash and a $1000 Myer gift card.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday 2 February to
Friday 6 February
8am to 4pm each day

 

Entries for all´┐ŻArchibald, Wynne & Sulman prizes delivered to the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wednesday 25 February
12noon (media only)

 

Announcement of artists selected for Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes and the Packing Room Prize

Friday 6 March
12noon (media only)

 

Announcement of winners for the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Thursday 14 May
11am

 

Announcement of the People's Choice for the 2008 Archibald Prize

Saturday 7 March – Sunday 24 May
 

Public Exhibition Viewing Dates
Admission $10 adult, $7 concession/student

 

TOUR DATES: ARCHIBALD PRIZE EXHIBITION

30 May – 12 July 2009 Bendigo Art Gallery 
25 July – 13 September 2009 Western Plains Cultural Centre 
19 September – 25 October 2009 Cowra Art Gallery
6 November – 6 December 2009 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
14 January - 14 February 2010 Griffith Regional Gallery
5 March – 18  April  2010 Maitland Regional Art Gallery 


MEDIA INFORMATION

Susanne Briggs
(02) 9225 1791 or
mobile 0412 268 320
susanneb@ag.nsw.gov.au

Claire Martin
02 9225 1734
mobile 0414 437 588
clairem@ag.nsw.gov.au