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Archibald Prize

​Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who's who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia's foremost portraiture prize. Finalists are exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales before embarking on a year-long regional tour, including here at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.

Young Archie Competition

As part of the exhibition, the Gallery is hosting the Young Archie competition. Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait for the Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the 2019 Archibald Prize regional tour. Entries close 1 June 2020.

Find out more about the Young Archie Competition and download your entry form. Download your Young Archie poster.

School Group Tours

We welcome visits from school groups wishing to explore the 2019 Archibald Prize exhibition. Gallery staff and volunteers will conduct tours for your school group. To arrange a school group tour, please complete our Expression of Interest Form.

Education Kit

Designed to engage audiences with portraiture, this online education kit from the Art Gallery of NSW includes making activities for children and students in K-12 as well as suggestions for looking at and responding to portraits. It can be used in conjunction with any exhibition or study of portraits, and is particular relevant to the Archibald Prize.