King Street Gallery on William

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize – Cummings, Macleod & Sharpe

July 19, 2023

15 July – 2 October, 2023

Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize 

Exhibition curator Natalie Wilson, who heads up Australian and Pacific art at the Art Gallery of NSW, had a tough task on her hands in putting together this landmark show. North of 6,000 portraits have been exhibited during the Archibald’s esteemed lifetime. Somehow she’s managed to whittle the field down to just over 100 highlights… including Wendy Sharpe’s 1996 self-portrait posing as Diana of Erskineville.

“Each portrait selected for Archie 100 offers an exciting glimpse into a specific moment in time,” Wilson says. “Together, these works uncover changes in society in engaging ways, enabling people to experience how artistic styles and approaches to portraiture have changed over time. Visitors can expect to discover stories of renowned identities from the past century, magnificent portraits of intriguing characters whose names have today been forgotten, and works that have not been seen in public since first being exhibited in the Archibald Prize.” – Natalie Wilson (exhibition curator)

Find out more about the Archie 100 at HOTA here.


Exhibition Major Partner Bendigo Bank Community Bank Paradise Point and Pimpama-Ormeau, and Gold Coast Airport
Exhibition Corporate Partner JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa