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Archibald Prize 2023 at MPRG

15 September - 5 November 2023


Contact Name: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery


Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
Mornington, 3931 Victoria

An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition.

Established in 1921, Archibald Prize is now more than a century old and is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Enthusiastic art lovers will experience a display of 57 portraits, including this year’s winning portrait of singer songwriter Montaigne by Julia Gutman, the notable Packing Room Prize 2023 winning portrait of Cal Wilson by Andrea Huelin and the 2023 ANZ People’s Choice Award winning work of Noni Hazlehurst by Jaq Grantford.

As the first stop on the Archibald Prize 2023 regional tour, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will feature portraits of public figures and cultural identities from all walks of life, reflecting the stories of our times.

This exclusive Victorian event will bring tens of thousands of visitors to the Mornington Peninsula to enjoy the works on display and the immersive program of events and art experiences.

There will be great coffee available, nutritious seasonal tucker and good vibes on site, encouraging gallery-goers to eat, drink and stay caffeinated. On Friday nights, the Archibald Prize exhibition will be open late until 9pm. Unwind at the bar, with live music from local artists and food and boutique beverages from renowned Mornington Peninsula purveyors.

MPRG also has a range of artist talks, workshops, artist and sitter conversations, school holiday workshops and a range of Gallery tours. A specially curated September School Holiday program for little art ones includes a kids portraiture workshop with Packing Room Prize 2023 winning artist Andrea Huelin and Alanah Brand.

Follow the links below to Explore More and to purchase your tickets.

Image: Installation view of the Archibald Prize 2023 exhibition featuring (left-right) Marie Mansfield, Yvette Coppersmith, Kim Leutwyler, Matt Adnate, Angela Brennan, photo © Art Gallery of New South Wales

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