In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Archibald Prize, Archie 100 explores the history of Australia’s most prestigious portrait award. Developed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition presents a diverse selection of approximately 100 Archibald portraits from the last century—the triumphant and the thwarted—and honours the artists who have made the prize the most sought-after accolade in Australian art today.

The exhibition includes the work of Australia’s most famous and infamous artists including William Dobell, Wendy Sharpe, Ben Quilty and Vincent Namatjira – the first Indigenous artist to win the Prize in its history in 2020 and the winner of AGSA’s Ramsay Art Prize in 2019.

Arranged thematically, the centenary exhibition includes works from the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ own collection as well as from collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia, the State Library of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria and of course, the Art Gallery of South Australia.

This exhibition includes works that are protected under the Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. See more.

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Supported by Oroton and assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.

One Ticket, Two Exhibitions

Buy an exhibition ticket and gain access to both Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize and Robert Wilson: Moving portraits.

Adult $25
Concession $20
Members $18
Full Time Student (Age 13+) $15
Child (Age 5-12) $10
Child (0-4 years) Free
Family Bundle $50
Group of 8+ $18 per person

For schools

School Bookings K-12 $50 per class, $30 equity​​​. Guided and self-guided visits available. Archie 100 Education Resource developed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales available online.