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Archie 100 at the Geelong Gallery

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Archie 100 + Ferry Packages

Between the 6 November 2021 to 20 February 2022, Geelong Gallery is the exclusive Victorian venue to host the Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition, Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize, celebrating 100 years of Australia’s oldest and most-loved portrait award.

Port Phillip Ferries is excited to announce, that as the Official Travel Partner of this exhibition, we will be offering some very exclusive and limited edition packages that include return ferry tickets and entry to this amazing collection of historical Australian portraits.

About the exhibition

6 November 2021 to 20 February 2022
Entry fees apply | Open daily 10.00am to 5.00pm
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

The exhibition is arranged thematically and delves into the controversies and the commonplace, the triumphant and the thwarted, and honours the artists who have made the Archibald Prize the most sought-after accolade in Australian art today.

Art Gallery of NSW Director Dr Michael Brand said ‘Since its inception, the Archibald Prize has attracted entries from both prominent and emerging artists in Australia and New Zealand, and celebrated figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes.

Dr Brand continued, ‘Archie 100 is an enthralling exploration of some of the key moments in the evolution of the prize, from 1921 to today, and an opportunity to reflect on our shared history and consider how we’ve changed over the course of a century.’

Following many years of research into more than 6,000 works that have been shown in the Archibald to date, and a national public appeal for help to locate lost portraits, Archie 100 features a selection of works from the Art Gallery of NSW collection as well as works from libraries, galleries and museums across Australia and New Zealand, and private Australian and international collections.

Exhibition curator, at the Art Gallery of NSW, Natalie Wilson said Archie 100 includes portraits by a wide range of artists from across Australia and New Zealand and from every decade of the prize.

‘Each portrait selected for Archie 100 offers an exciting glimpse into a specific moment in time. Together, these works uncover changes in society in engaging ways, enabling people to experience how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time,’ said Wilson.

Following the successful presentation of the 2017 Archibald Prize and 2018 Archibald Prize, Geelong Gallery Director & CEO Jason Smith said ‘We are pleased to see the Archibald Prize in the form of the Archie 100 return to Geelong over the three months of summer. We look forward to presenting a comprehensive program of events and educational opportunities for the community to engage with artists and sitters alike.’

City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Stephanie Asher said ‘Following Geelong Gallery’s successful presentation of RONE in Geelong, the City is delighted to support Archie 100 through Geelong Major Events and looks forward to welcoming a forecast 80,000 people to the region. We will continue to work closely with the Geelong Gallery team to support the ongoing cultural and economic recovery of the region.’

There is a strong local connection between Geelong and the Archibald Prize. Christened John Feltham, Jules Francois Archibald was born in Geelong West on 14 January 1856 and lived in the region, beginning his journalism career in Warrnambool when he was 15 years old. Furthermore, a number of artists and sitters presented in Archie 100 have connections to the region or are represented in the Geelong Gallery collection.