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Tweed Regional Gallery has been abuzz the last few days as staff have been unpacking and hanging the 47 Archibald finalists, ready for tonight’s gala opening of the country’s best loved portrait prize exhibition.

The Archibald has not been on display in the Tweed since 2011, when it attracted thousands of visitors.

Tweed gallery director Susi Muddiman said she was thrilled to have it back and the gallery was ‘gearing up for a very busy six weeks’.

The show features all the 47 finalists, including the winning portrait of barrister Charles Waterstreet by Nigel Milsom.

‘Waterstreet was the co-creator of the popular ABC television series Rake, which is loosely based on his life,’ Ms Muddiman said.

‘Other portraits include actor Michael Caton, politician Bob Katter, artist Judy Cassab, musician Daniel Johns from Silverchair and Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt.’

Ms Muddiman said the Young Archies exhibition also complemented the display, with works created by finalists from two categories, artists aged 13 to 15, and artists aged 16 to 18.

‘The Young Archies competition was an amazing opportunity for young artists to be involved in the prestigious prize and showcase the true talent we have in our region,’ she said.

‘The portraits are of people known to the artist, those who play a significant role in their lives.’

A gala cocktail party and official opening of the Archibald Prize 2015 regional tour will be held at the Gallery tonight (Friday 15 January 2016 ) from 7pm to 9pm (DST time).

The event will be opened by Art Gallery of New South Wales director Dr Michael Brand. The winner of the Archibald Prize 2015, Nigel Milsom, will be the gallery’s special guest.

Tickets are $75 or $65 for Gallery Friends and Foundation members, and include catering by the Gallery Cafe. Numbers are strictly limited and bookings are essential. Phone 6670 2790.


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