THE ART GALLERY OF NSW ARCHIBALD PRIZE EXHBITION @ THE MPRG

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What: The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is the only venue in Victoria to present the iconic Archibald Prize in 2014. Scroll down to read more about the exhibition. The Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition, toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW.

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

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

Exhibition dates & Opening Hours: 4 October – 16 November.  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).

To Book tickets online: 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) 

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

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