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2011 Archibald Prize

Posted by ken On April - 5 - 2011

West Australian artist Greg Baker has entered a portrait titled ‘Peter Harries Presents’ as a candidate for the 2011 Archibald Prize, the nation’s best-known portraiture prize. Finalists for the prize will be named on April 8 and the winner on April 15.


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Gallery staff member Stuart Watters looks on at the recently unpacked portrait of Peter Harries


The Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize in Australia. It was first awarded in 1921 after a bequest from J. F. Archibald, the editor of The Bulletin who died in 1919. It is administered by the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and awarded for “the best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art, Letters, Science or Politics”.

Official web site: http://thearchibaldprize.com.au/

Dr Peter Harries is not only a television historian and a man of letters, but was also a producer/presenter at STW Channel 9 Perth of daily wholesome Children’s Television Programs before venturing into owning nightclubs and restaurants. More about Peter can be found at: http://watvhistory.com/2010/09/peter-harries-reminisces/


Greg Baker Artist

In this video, West Australian artist Greg Baker talks candidly about what inspires his art and shares with us his beautiful home, gallery and studio which is located at Gooseberry Hill.




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