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2018 Archibald Prize
22 September 2018 to 18 November 2018

First awarded in 1921, the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture, with subjects often including politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes, authors and artists. Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has been engaging art enthusiasts, often stirring up controversy and always challenging the way we see ourselves and our society. Over the years, the prize has been awarded to many of Australia’s most prominent artists. The Geelong Gallery is delighted to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2018 Archibald Prize.

To view the winners and finalists for 2018, visit Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The 2018 Archibald Prize is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition and is supported by Presenting partner ANZ.

Visiting the 2018 Archibald Prize in Geelong?
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Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Learn Space: The Studio
Saturday 22 September until Sunday 18 November, open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm

Pop-up café & bar
Saturday 22 September until Sunday 18 November, open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm

Creative conversation: The Prize—Benjamin Aitken, Nicholas Harding and Anne Ryan
Saturday 22 September, from 11.00am

Archibald kid’s tour (ages 3–5)
Monday 1 October, from 9.15am

Archibald kid’s tour (ages 6–10)
Tuesday 2 October, from 9.15am

Archibald kid’s tour (ages 9–13)
Wednesday 3 October, from 9.15am to 9.45am

First Friday: Dr Julie Cotter—Tom Roberts and the art of portraiture
Friday 5 October at 11.00am

Creative conversation: Art collectors—Robert Malherbe, Joanna Braithwaite, Michael Reid, Pat Corrigan and Jason Smith
Saturday 13 October, from 11.00am

White Night Geelong—a city reimagined
Saturday 13 October, from 7.00pm

Geelong Contemporary: Talking art @ the Archibald Prize—Yvette Coppersmith and Jason Smith
Friday 19 October, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Creative conversation: A portrait of an artist—Fiona McMonagle, Jonathan Dalton, Abdul Abdullah and Lisa Sullivan
Saturday 27 October, from 11.00am

Little Creatures after dark—2018 Archibald Prize
Friday 16 November, from 5.00pm to 9.00pm

White Night Geelong

Geelong will be hosting the enormously popular White Night Geelong (festival) in October 2018.

This latest major event coup will see our city streets, parklands, laneways, public spaces and cultural institutions transformed with spectacular illuminated art - with a theme that pay's tribute to the region's maritime and indigenous heritage.

Celebrated producer David Atkins OAM will lead the charge, working with Victoria’s cultural institutions, independent artists and the best creative minds to deliver White Night Geelong and Bendigo, as well as the existing events in Melbourne and Ballarat.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via Geelong Major Events funding.

13 October 2018, 07:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Next on:
13 October 2018, 07:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Central Geelong
Costs: Free
Facilities: Catering and/or dining Children's activities Parking available
Seating/viewing areas Toilets available
Wheelchair accessible

Associated Organisations: Visit Victoria


A Russian Triple Bill (ballet)

Following their sell-out performances of A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia.

ACT 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III)
A holiday is declared for the wedding of Princess Aurora & Prince Desire. This is a joyous and happy ballet which will be loved by all.

ACT 2 – Les Sylphides
A short ballet in one act about a young man who while walking at night encounters a group of sylphs or magical woman.

ACT 3 - Carmen
Carmen is a flirtatious and seductive gypsy woman whose love affair with two men ends in tragedy.

“Bold, Brave Russians”

"In a night that overflows with all things ballet, you can't help be swept up by the sheer panache of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company dancers." - The West Australian

Ticket prices:
Adult $90
Concession/students $80
Child (under 18 years) $60
Groups 8+ $80 each

23 September 2018, 05:00 PM
Next on:
23 September 2018, 05:00 PM
Geelong Performing Arts Centre
50 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Catering and/or dining Seating/viewing areas Toilets available Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible
Associated Organisations: Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Phone: 52251200