What: The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is proud to be the only venue in Victoria presenting the Archibald Prize in  2014. Commencing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1921, the current prize of $75,000 is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any resident in Australasia’. Often controversial, and never dull, this iconic award has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists including George Lambert (1927), William Dobell (1943, 1948 and 1959), Brett Whiteley (1976 and 1978), Ben Quilty (2011) and Kathryn Del Barton (2013). The Archibald Prize was established to foster portraiture and perpetuate the memory of great Australians. The Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries, NSW.

2014 winners and finalists

Archibald Prize Winner: Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler
Archibald Prize Winner: Fiona Lowry, Penelope Seidler

Packing Room Prize Winner: Tim Storrier, The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO

Abdul ABDULLAH, Michael BALES, Mike BARNARD, Phillip BARNES, Jason BENJAMIN, Kate BEYNON, Natasha BIENIEK, Joanna BRAITHWAITE, Jandamarra CADD, Mitch CAIRNS, Eliza CAMERON, Peter CHURCHER, Samuel RUSH CONDON, Peter DAVERINGTON, Anh DO, Michael FAIRWEATHER, Vincent FANTAUZZO, Carla FLETCHER, Juan FORD, Joe FURLONGER, David GRIGGS, Rebecca HASTINGS, Sophia HEWSON, Alan JONES, Dapeng LIU, Fiona LOWRY, Mathew LYNN, Tim MAGUIRE, Paul MALLAM, Bridgette McNAB, Julian MEAGHER, Andrew MEZEI, Paul S MILLER, Paul NEWTON, Mia OATLEY, Nicolee PAYNE, Jason PHU, Evert PLOEG, Rodney POPLE, James POWDITCH,  Troy QUINLIVEN, Jude RAE, Sally ROSS, Paul RYAN, Wendy SHARPE, Mariola SMARZAK, Tim STORRIER, Martin TIGHE, Mirra WHALE, Lee WISE, Heidi YARDLEY, Zoe YOUNG, Qiang ZHANG and Salvatore ZOFREA

When: Exhibition dates: 4 October – 16 November

The Gallery hours Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5.30pm. Open Melbourne Cup long weekend, including Monday 3 November and Tuesday 4 November. Open late Fridays until 8pm. Closed all other Mondays.

Entry every quarter hour from 10am – 4.30pm (7pm on Fridays). Arrive promptly to minimise delay (you have 60 minutes to view the exhibition).

Where: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is in the Civic Reserve Dunns Road, Mornington

Contact : 03 5975 4395 mprg@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/89243

Admission: $10 adult, $8 concession (Members of public galleries in Victoria, health care and senior card holders, full time students. Present card on admission.) $5 child (5 – 12 years old)  Children under 5 are free. (Ticket prices incl. gst plus $0.30 booking fee per ticket) 

Bus arrivals must phone the Gallery on 03 5975 4395 within 48 hours of booking to arrange drop off and parking.

Useful information: Allow time for parking on site. Public buses depart from Frankston train station. Route 784 and Route 785. Alight near the Mornington-Tyabb/Dunns Rd intersection

Cafe and cloaking facilities available. Photography is not allowed inside the exhibition spaces

To book accommodation and discover other great activities on the Mornington Peninsula go to: www.visitmorningtonpeninsula.org 


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