Tickets on sale for the Prix Archibald exhibition

Tickets are on sale for the Archibald Prize exhibition at Bunjil Place Gallery, the first leg of the Prize’s 2022 regional tour.

Bunjil Place Gallery will host the portrait award with more than 50 works exhibited between September 3 and October 16.

Now in its 101st year, the Archibald Prize is recognized as Australia’s favorite and largest art prize with over 800 portraits judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW. Since 1921, the Archibald Prize has highlighted personalities from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting the stories of our time.

The exhibition at Bunjil Place Gallery will feature notable Packing Room Prize winner Claus Stangl with his portrait of director, writer, actor and producer Taika Waititi alongside 2022 Archibald Prize winner Blak Douglas with his portrait of the artist Wiradjuri Karla Dickens, titled Moby Dickens.

Chair of Casey Town Trustees Noelene Duff PSM said the Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards and that these works on display at Bunjil Place underscores Bunjil’s strength as a world-class gallery and entertainment district.

“The Archibald Prize is always a snapshot of the Australian people, and this year brings together self-portraits that provide insight into the artists’ inner worlds alongside those that celebrate personalities who make this country a better and fairer place to be,” said Ms. Duff.

“We are encouraging our local community to book their tickets for this unique exhibition which is happening right on our doorstep.

“We are so honored to be the first stop and exclusive Victorian location on the Archibald Prize Regional Tour across the country, it’s an absolute hit for our region and the town of Casey more specifically.”

The 2022 Archibald Prize will be exhibited at Bunjil Place Gallery, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren from September 3 to October 16, 2022.

Tickets are available now. To reserve your place to experience Australia’s most prestigious art prize, visit bunjilplace.com.au

Laura J. Boyer