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Archibald Prize 2016 exhibition

19 May – 2 July

Image credit: Archibald Prize finalist,  Carla Fletcher, Twin souls, Linda Jackson (detail),  mixed media on board,  200.0 x 150.5 cm, © the artist

Open EVERY DAY 10am-4pm during this exhibition

Australia’s most famous/infamous portrait painting prize, the Archibald Prize, is the most popular art event in the country, creating quite a buzz wherever it goes.

By arrangement with the Art Gallery of NSW this is a ticketed event – please pay at the door.

Adults $5, Teens $3, Family $15 (2 adults and 3 teens), Gallery Members & Children 12 and under FREE.

Public Programs

Opening and exhibition preview

Friday 19 May 6-8pm

Free – all welcome, drinks and refreshments served (bar opens 6pm). Children welcome.

Gallery curator’s talk

Monday 22 May 1-2pm

Learn about the fascinating history of the Archibald Prize, and how to look at a portrait to get the most out of the experience. FREE with exhibition entry, no need to book.

Free with exhibition entry – all welcome.

Archibald Artists in Conversation – Melissa Ritchie and Alan Jones

Saturday 27 May 1-3pm

Join Archibald finalists Melissa Ritchie and Alan Jones. Click here to find more about Melissa and her portrait of comedian Glyn Rhys-Nicholson.

Click here to find more about Alan and his portrait of businessman and art patron, Pat Corrigan.

Drinks and light refreshments included.

$20, Members $15 (includes exhibition entry). Bookings essential through Eventbrite or phone (02) 4560 4441.

Archibald artists in conversation - Kirsty Neilson, Nick Stathopoulos and Natasha Walsh

Saturday 10 June 1-3pm

Join Archibald finalists Kirsty Neilson, Nick Stathopoulos and Natasha Walsh for some fascinating insights into their 2016 Archibald finalist portraits: their sitters, their process and the spectacle that is the Archibald Prize!

$20, Members $15 (includes exhibition entry).

Bookings essential through Eventbrite or phone (02) 4560 4441. Drinks and light refreshments included.

Guided tours

Wednesday – Friday 1pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am & 2pm

Join our Gallery volunteers who will guide you through the Archibald Prize.

FREE – no need to book.

Young Archie

Click here to download an entry form for The Young Archies portrait prize (for school children K-12). There are three iPad minis and six Gallery Art Packs worth $100 each to be won.

Young Archie exhibition

Friday 9 June onwards

From the Gallery’s portrait competition for Hawkesbury residents and students, the amazing creative talent of budding artists aged 5-18, is on show in the Library (located downstairs).

Portrait of a mayor

Wednesday 28 June 11am-1pm

Councillor Mary Lyons-Buckett, Mayor of Hawkesbury will be sitting (in the Gallery) for 12 local artists. Come and watch their process or see the finished works on the Deerubbin Mezzanine from Thursday 29.

Finissage (exhibition closing)

Sunday 2 July

11am-noon Announcing the winners of the Young Archie.

1-3pm Artists in conversation - Dean Manning and Danelle Bergstrom.

3pm Join us for one last look, a glass of bubbles and light refreshments to farewell the Archibald!

FREE with exhibition entry – all welcome.

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Time leaves its mark & the art of ageing

7 July - 27 August

Creative responses to the notion of ageing, consisting of two parts: an in-house exhibition, Time Leaves its Mark, featuring the work Jo Ernsten, Pablo Grover, Leahlani Johnson, Nicole Toms and David White (with a commissioned series of portraits of senior Hawkesbury artists), as well as a display of photographs titled The Art of Ageing toured by the NSW Government.

Hawkesbury art fair

8 September - 8 October

Artists and art groups of the region.

Stories from a Darug voice and go west

13 October - 3 December

I can see paint a rainbow

8 December - 4 February

The use of colour in contemporary Australian Art.

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