Prestigious Archibald Prize returns this Spring

Published on 01 May 2023


Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will welcome enthusiastic art lovers for the prestigious and popular Archibald Prize 2023 with an extraordinary display of 57 portraits, featuring figures and cultural identities from all walks of life, reflecting the stories of our times.
As the first stop on the Archibald Prize 2023 regional tour and the only Victorian location, the stunning Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will host the renowned portrait prize from 15 September to 5 November.
This exclusive Victorian event will bring tens of thousands of visitors to the iconic Mornington Peninsula destination to enjoy the works on display and the immersive program of events and art experiences.
Established in 1921, Archibald Prize is now more than a century old and is judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The display at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery will feature the notable Packing Room Prize 2023 winning portrait of Cal Wilson by artist Andrea Huelin alongside 57 Archibald Prize 2023 finalist works.
The Archibald Prize 2023 will be on display at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington from 15 September to 5 November 2023.
Tickets go on sale 1 July. To book your spot to experience Australia’s most prestigious art prize visit

Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Steve Holland:
“We are proud to welcome Australia’s most popular art exhibition back to our region. We know from experience that the exhibition will bring tens of thousands of visitors and give our local businesses a real boost. This exhibition is a must-see-event, so don’t miss out on buying a ticket when they become available for sale on 1 July.”
Quote attributable to Councillor David Gill, Arts and Culture Advisory Panel:
“I am tickled pink to have these outstanding Archibald portraits on our doorstep for our community to enjoy. I hope all Peninsula art-lovers get the chance to visit our Regional Gallery in Mornington when this major event opens.”
Quote attributable to Danny Lacy, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Director:
“The Archibald Prize is one of the most prestigious arts awards in Australia and we are honoured to have this special event return to our region for Victorians to experience. It has been ten years since the Archibald Prize touring exhibition graced our walls, and we can’t wait to have the prize back here on the Mornington Peninsula.”
The Archibald Prize 2023 is presented by the Art Gallery of NSW and represents Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award to be shown exclusively in Victoria at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. An Art Gallery of New South Wales Touring Exhibition.



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