26 February, 2009

Archibald finalists

Nancy Kunoth Petyarr

Awarded annually to the best portrait, "preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia during the 12 months preceding the [closing] date ..."


I guess the key word here is "preferentially"

this is not a portrait





Wednesdays 6.30pm

11 March
The Bedroom Philosopher (aka Justin Heazlewood), art-folk humorist and musician

18 March
Adam Spencer, ABC 702 Breakfast Radio presenter, talks to the winner of the Archibald Prize

25 March
Fenella Kernebone, radio and television presenter, in conversation with Archibald Prize finalists

1 April
Barry Otto, actor and artist

8 April
Jean Kittson, performer, writer and comedian

15 April
Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, founders of Sass & Bide fashion label, and subjects of a portrait by Jenny Sages

22 April
Craig Schuftan, Triple J Culture Club presenter

29 April
Moya Sayer-Jones, author, broadcaster and corporate speaker, in conversation with Archibald Prize finalists

6 May
Performance: Warren Fahey, broadcaster, writer and performer of bush songs

13 May
Gyton Grantley, AFI award-winning actor from the first series of Underbelly, and subject of a portrait by Sam Cranstoun

20 May
Margaret Throsby, radio presenter, talks with artist and Archibald Prize finalist, Robert Hannaford

Art After Hours
Wednesdays 5–9pmThe Art Gallery of New South Wales has extended its opening hours on Wednesday until 9pm.The late Wednesday night opening features a free events program with talks, performances, food and wine, alongside the exhibitions.All exhibitions - permanent and temporary - are open.The Gallery Shop and Research Library are open until 8.45pm.

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