Dictionary of Sydney – Archibald Prize Turns 100

This year marks 100 years since the Archibald Prize was created by benefactor, JF Archibald. It was a prize to be judged not by art critics or professionals but by the Board of Trustees- i.e. “lay men and women“- they also stipulated that anyone could enter the annual portrait prize. By specifying that the portrait entries had to be painted in the 12 months leading up to the award it makes the prize an interesting glimpse into Australian art history and social history.

Lisa spoke about the creation of the prize, as well as the controversies in it’s 100 year history in this conversation with Dictionary of Sydney.

Lisa from Dictionary of Sydney joined Marlene Even.

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