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For students—2018 Archibald Prize

22 September until 18 November

Explore the key themes of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize in self-guided exhibition viewing and activity fostering cross-curriculum ideas and inquiry-based learning.


First awarded in 1921, the 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. 

Bookings are suggested for a 1/2 hour visit for primary students and 45 minutes for secondary students and highly recommend using our Archibald Prize specific learning resource to assist with classroom activities and to support learning prior to visiting the exhibition.

If your school has a high SFO ranking, please contact our Educator, Gail Frost to find out how we might assist your visit.

For all school bookings please contact Geelong Gallery at [email protected] or call 03 5229 3645.

Cost—$7 per student