Earlier this month the Art Gallery of New South Wales unveiled the finalists for the 2010 Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is one of the most popular annual art exhibitions in Australia and continures to chronicle the changing face of Australian society and is awarded to the best portrait of a man or woman “distinguished in the arts, letters, sciences or public life”. The 2010 winner was announced on Saturday and the prize was awarded to Sam Leach for his portriat of singer/songwriter Tim Minchin (above).
See some of my favourite portraits from this years finalists below. You can also get a taste of some of last years entries here.
Andrew Upton by Alexander McKenzie
Bill Wright AM by Jasper Knight
CW Stoneking by Carla Fletcher
Michael Zavros by Cherry Hood
The Bequest (Geoff Ostling) by Nick Stathopoulos