2021 Archibald Prize To Visit Griffith
Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021Griffith Regional Art Gallery will proudly host the Archibald Prize 2020 as its keynote exhibition of 2021.
The exhibition, toured out of Sydney by the prestigious Art Gallery of NSW, is only sent to a select number of regional centres each year, and was last hosted in Griffith in 2015.
To celebrate this major exhibition, the Gallery is hosting a number of special events throughout May and June, including the opening gala event on the evening of Friday, 14 May 2021 at 6pm.
Acting Regional Arts and Museum Manager, Margaret Andreazza said this will be the Gallery’s premier event of 2021.
"The opening will be the night that the Gallery will shine - there will be live entertainment, and premium wine supplied by our sponsor Dee Vine Wines accompanied by fine canapés,” said Ms Andreazza.
“Wendy Shape, one of the 2020 finalists, and indeed the winner of the Archibald in 1996, coming as a special guest for the night. I’m thoroughly looking forward to this outstanding social evening of 2021.
“Wendy will also be providing an Artist talk the following morning, which is already heavily subscribed – having met her as our guest a couple of years ago for her own exhibition, I highly recommend attending this event,” she added.
Gallery Curator Ray Wholohan said the Gallery will be holding a number of competitions and public programs to accompany the exhibition.
“For people under the age of 18, we’re running a ‘Young Archie’ award to promote portraiture by young people," said Mr Wholohan.
"For adults we’re holding a ‘People’s Choice’ award, in which patrons to the Gallery can vote for their favorite portrait for the chance to win a $500 cash prize also courtesy of the ANZ Bank.”
Every Saturday during the exhibition, the Gallery will be holding free guided tours titled ‘Perspectives in Portraiture’ at 10.30am and 1.30pm.
There will also be a children’s art trail, which will stimulate creativity and learning in children 12 years and under at 11.30am and 2.30pm for a gold coin donation.
“The free guided tours are a great way to come and warm-up at the Gallery on a cold autumn and winter’s day and learn some amazing facts about some of Australia’s top celebrities and artists,” added Mr Wholohan.
Other events will include a Lecture: High Art and Hysteria – The History of the Archibald Prize, Portrait Painting workshop with the winner of the inaugural ‘Darling Portrait Prize’, Anthea da Silva and a comedy of art criticism “That Painting is Just Terrible”.
All events are ticketed and booking can be made via the gallery website: www.griffithregionalartgallery.com.au
For the duration of the exhibition, the Gallery has extended the operating hours on the weekend, to 10am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays until Sunday 27 of June.
The exhibition is opens Friday, 14 May and runs until Sunday 27 June. Please contact the Gallery for any enquiris on 6962 8338 or call in to the Gallery at 167 Banna Avenue, Griffith.
Vandalism An Ongoing Issue For CouncilFriday, 11 Jun 2021
Following a spate of attacks on a number of Council and community facilities, Council is issuing a timely reminder that a policy exists extending a reward for information leading to a conviction.Read more
Swamps Set To Be RenamedThursday, 10 Jun 2021
Three local swamps are set to be renamed following the Ordinary Meeting of Council held last Tuesday.Read more
Boorga Road Set To Get UnderwayThursday, 10 Jun 2021
Boorga Road is set to undergo a $7.3M overhaul, which includes the construction and sealing of the unsealed section between New Farms Road and Dickie Road, and the construction and sealing of Dickie Road, up to approximately 3.km west from Boorga Road.Read more
New Flood Mapping For Yenda AdoptedWednesday, 09 Jun 2021 Read more
Sydney Dance Company Brings The Power Of Dance And MusicFriday, 04 Jun 2021 Read more
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With The Robertson BrothersFriday, 04 Jun 2021 Read more
Hanwood Cycleway And Henderson Oval Officially OpenedThursday, 03 Jun 2021
Griffith City Council officially opened two important projects on Monday, with the Hanwood Cycleway and the upgraded Henderson Oval Playspace both unveiled.Read more
Winter Is Coming - Calling All Local ArtistsMonday, 31 May 2021
Griffith Regional Art Gallery is calling for local artists and craft people to be part of Rethinking the Winter Solstice - their community art exhibition for 2021.Read more
Streetscapes Griffith To Go Out With A Bang!Thursday, 27 May 2021 Read more
Work At Westend Gets UnderwayWednesday, 26 May 2021
The redevelopment of Griffith’s Westend Oval has commenced, marking a significant milestone for the $26.5M project with Hines Constructions undertaking the work over the next 12 months.Read more
Be A Part Of Australia’s Liveability CensusTuesday, 25 May 2021 Read more
Kooyoo Street Set To Be Transformed With High Streets GrantMonday, 24 May 2021
Griffith City Council has been successful in obtaining a $1M grant through the NSW State Government’s ‘Your High Street Grant Program’, which will partly fund Stage 1 of the Kooyoo Street redevelopment, from Banna Avenue through to Banna Lane.Read more
Hanwood Storm Water Pump Project Moves AheadMonday, 24 May 2021
A project providing flood relief to the Hanwood community is in the pipeline, with Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott visiting the site on Friday, 21 May 2021.Read more
Griffith Mayor Welcomes Federal BudgetThursday, 20 May 2021 Read more