This touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2017.

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour - Meet the Artist

See the most talked-about exhibition! Meet the artist Jonathan Dalton and learn more about the 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour exhibition in a fun and informal atmosphere.

Dalton was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1977, where he got his art degree. In 2009, he won the prestigious portrait award from the Royal Hibernian Academy. He moved to Australia in 2013 from Barcelona, Spain, where he had lived for four years. This is his first time in the Archibald Prize.

Bookings essential. Talk includes one entry into the exhibition.

Image Credit: Jonathan Dalton. Lottie and James, oil on linen,154 x 167 cm © the artist. Photo: AGNSW

2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour
On view: 25 August – 7 October 2018.

The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is Australia’s foremost portraiture prize. Over the years it has become a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

First awarded in 1921, it judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and awarded to the best portrait painting. The Archibald Prize awards $100,000 prize money for the winning artist.

Please visit our 2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour page for full details.

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2017 Archibald Prize Regional Tour opening, Friday 24 August 6pm


An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition. Presenting partner ANZ.