The Archibald Prize: A Century of portraits

It’s been over 100 years of Australia’s oldest portrait award — The Archibald Prize — hosted by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Since 1921 the prize, painted from life, has attracted National interest, controversy, court cases and continually sparks numerous debates, so to celebrate its centenary, we’ve made a list of works from…

Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty

The works of Sam Fullbrook, one of the most important Australian painters of the twentieth century, are on display in their first significant exhibition in almost two decades. Fullbrook’s ideas about painting were captured in an interview in 1985. In December 1985, filmmaker John Cruthers interviewed painter Sam Fullbrook (1922–2004) at his studio in Oakey…

From the Director: Sam Fullbrook

Our ‘classic’ building, the Queensland Art Gallery was recently released back in to its natural condition, with a long line of sight from the Stanley Place entrance through to the rear Asian galleries fully revealed. For that, we owe an enduring debt to its architect Robin Gibson, who sadly passed away last month. The Gallery…