.The Archibald Prize for Portraiture is to Art in Australia what the Melbourne Cup is to Horse Racing. Something serious for a few,
a bit of fun for the folk.
Every year both events enter their season and we are lead through the stages.
First, the nation is informed that this year's entries are arriving: horses with prospects from Ireland, New Zealand, The Arab Emirates... and Portrait Paintings from "all over Australia".
It's that time of year again. The Archibald Cometh!
"The annual exhibition of Archibald Prize finalists will visit the TarraWarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley, its only Victorian appearance and its first pitstop in the state for two years.
Hundreds of entries from around the country are arriving this week at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before the finalists' nomination on April 8 and announcement of the $50,000 winner on April 15. The 40 or so works that make the final cut will be shown at the gallery from April 16 until June 26, before touring TarraWarra in July..."
Yarra Valley gallery to host Archibald Prize finalists
The Age, Gina McColl, 30 March 2011
TEN News beams into our homes The Arriving of the Paintings at The Art Gallery of New South Wales.
This picture arrival ritual has been going on, here and elsewhere, for a long time...
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