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Lennox artist wins People’s Choice at Archibalds

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has taken out the People's Choice award at this year's Archibald Prize, for his portrait of Behrouz Boochani.

Q&A with Archibald finalist Angus McDonald

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald is a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize for his extraordinary portrait of refugee activist and author Behrouz Boochani.

Lennox’s Angus paints Behrouz for Archibald

Lennox Head artist Angus McDonald has submitted his portrait of the author and activist Behrouz Boochani to the prestigious 2020 Archibald Prize at the...

Archibald Prize exhibition opens in Tweed

A touring exhibition of one of Australia's most famous art prizes, the Archibald Prize, opens in the Tweed Regional Gallery next Friday, 15 January.

North coast artists selected as finalists in Archies

The northern rivers is proving itself to be a hot spot for acclaimed painters, with three regional artists selected as finalists in this year’s Archibald, Wynne and Sulman art prizes.

Mungo’s Archibald entry ‘not just a portrait’

Ocean Shores artist Victor Cusack, who has entered a portrait of renowned political journalist Mungo MacCallum in this year's Archibald Prize, says he painted it primarily in honour of the veteran writer’s brilliant career.

Archibald exhibition comes to Lismore (and Byron)

For the first time in more than five years, the Archibald Prize has rolled into the Lismore Regional Gallery, with an additional 14 works from the original Archibald exhibition on display at Byron Bay’s Lone Goat Gallery

Tommy’s off to the Archies

Fingers crossed – Liesel Arden’s entry to the Archibald Prize was submitted last week, and it is a portrait of Tommy Franklin.

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