Australia’s favourite portraiture prize to be proven completely in Victoria at Bunjil Place Gallery 20 July
Tickets are available now to experience the prestigious Archibald Prize at Bunjil Place Gallery in the City of Casey, the major touring exhibition’s only Victorian destination.
As the first stop on the Archibald Prize 2022 regional tour, the exquisite Bunjil Place Gallery will host the popular prize for portraiture with over 50 works on display between 3 September to 16 October.
This exclusive Victorian event will bring tens of thousands of visitors to Narre Warren and surrounds to enjoy the works on display and the immersive program of events and art experiences in the stunning outdoor plaza space.
Now in its 101st year, the Archibald Prize is recognized as Australia’s favorite and most significant art award with over 800 portraits judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting the stories of our times.
The display at Bunjil Place Gallery will feature the notable Packing Room Prize winner Claus Stangl with his portrait of director, writer, actor and producer Taika Waititi alongside 2022 Archibald Prize winner Blak Douglas with his portrait of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, titled Moby Dickens.
Bunjil Place is one of Victoria’s newest cultural spaces and the City of Casey’s treasured entertainment precinct. The name and striking architectural design of the space is inspired by Bunjil, the creator spirit of the Kulin nation, and it is a meeting hub for the cultural community featuring a uniquely designed outdoor plaza, library, theater and the stunning gallery in which the Archibald Prize 2022 will be displayed.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM said the Archibald Prize is one of the most prestigious arts awards in Australia and to have these works on display at Bunjil Place highlights our strength as a world-class gallery and entertainment precinct to draw art lovers to this region.
“”The Archibald Prize is always a snapshot of the Australian people, and this year brings together self-portraits that provide a glimpse of the artists internal worlds alongside those that celebrate leading figures who are making this country a better and more equitable place to be ,” said Ms Duff.
“We encourage our local community to reserve their tickets to this unique exhibition taking place right on our doorstep. We are so honored to be the first stop and exclusive Victorian venue on the Archibald Prize’s regional tour across the country, this is an absolute coup for our region and the City of Casey more specifically.
“This internationally renowned art prize will draw many visitors to the City of Casey, and with tickets now on sale, we are confident that art lovers will delight in our own display showing the vibrancy, culture and creative experiences that makes Bunjil Place and its surrounds a premium destination.
“We hope visiting art lovers will explore the Bunjil Place entertainment precinct and attend the many workshops, talks, after dark music series and foodie experiences while they are here.”
The Archibald Prize 2022 will be on display at Bunjil Place Gallery, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren from 3 September to 16 October 2022.
Tickets are available now. To book your spot to experience Australia’s most prestigious art prize, visit bunjilplace.com.au
The Archibald Prize 2022 is presented by the Art Gallery of NSW and represents Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award to be shown exclusively in Victoria at Bunjil Place.
An Art Gallery of New South Wales Touring Exhibition. Presented by ANZ.
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