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Archibald Prize Winners

Regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia, The Archibald Prize has been awarded every year since 1921. It is named after J. F. Archibald, former editor of The Bulletin. Archibald died in 1919 and bequest money for the award. It is administered by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

The first Archibald Prize was awarded in 1921 for 400. In 1956 it was $1,364. By 2011 the prize had grown to $75,000. Note: the portrait on the right is the 1924 Archibald Prize Winner.

Archibald Prize Winners >>    Present to 1991     1990 to 1951    1950 to 1921 in Australia
People's Choice Award      Packing Room Prize

Year Artist Painting Title
2016 Louise Hearman Barry (portrait of Barry Humphries)
2015 Nigel Milsom Jude house pt 6 (the white bird)
2014 Fiona Lowry Penelope Seldler
2013 Del Kathryn Barton Hugo (Portrait of Hugo Weaving)
2012 Tim Storrier The Histronic Wayfarer (after Bosch)
2011 Ben Quilty Margaret Olley
2010 Sam Leach Tim Minchin
2009 Guy Maestri Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
2008 Del Kathryn Barton You are what is most beautiful about me,
a self portrait with Kell and Arella
2007 John Beard Janet Laurence
2006 Marcus Wills The Paul Juraszek monolith
2005 John Olsen Self portrait Janus Faced
2004 Craig Ruddy David Gulpilil, two worlds
2003 Geoffrey Dyer Richard Flanagan
2002 Cherry Hood Simon Tedeschi Unplugged
2001 Nicholas Harding John Bell as King Lear
2000 Adam Cullen Portrait of David Wenham
1999 Euan MacLeod Self Portrait/head like a hole
1998 Lewis Miller Portrait of Allan Mitelman no.3
1997 Nigel Thomson Barbara Blackman
1996 Wendy Sharpe Self Portrait - as Diana of Erskineville
1995 William Robinson Self Portrait With Stunned Mullet
1994 Francis Giacco Homage to John Reichard
1993 Garry Shead Tom Thompson
1991/92 Bryan Westwood The Prime Minister
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