When Mitch Cairns won the $100,000 2017 Archibald Prize with a portrait of his partner, fellow artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, there was one very prominent artist unhappy with the gallery’s trustees, including chairman David Gonski, who judged the award. John Olsen, told arts journalist Michaela Boland that the decision was a […]
Sydney artist Mitch Cairns has won the $100,000 2017 Archibald Prize with a portrait of his partner, fellow artist Agatha Gothe-Snape. The colourful work has cartoon-like quality with echoes of Picasso’s cubist portraits and Matisse. It’s the fourth time Cairns has been a finalist in the annual exhibition at the […]
The finalists in the 2017 Archibald Prize were announced today at the Art Gallery of NSW today. As part of that ritual, the first award of the annual portrait prize was announced, with Peter Smeeth’s portrait of television presenter and journalist Lisa Wilkinson taking out the Packing Room Prize, which […]
The Archibald Prize opens next weekend, and after 830 entries flooded in, 51 were finalists were announced today – and part of the ritual is letting the packing room at the Art Gallery of NSW have its say on the best work. Melbourne artist Betina Fauvel-Ogden’s portrait of MasterChef judge […]
One of Australia’s greatest portrait painters, Judy Cassab, AO, CBE, has died. She was 95. Born Judit Kaszab into a Hungarian Jewish intellectual family in 1920, she came to Australia as a refugee in 1951 with her husband and two infant sons. Cassab quickly established herself as a portraitist of […]
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