Saturday, April 9, 2011

Archibald finalists...

 Barton, Del Kathryn Mother (a portrait of Cate)

 Lowry, Fiona Portrait of Tim Silver

Quilty, Ben Margaret Olley

The Archibald Prize finalists have been posted. I wonder who will win the judge's prize and which painting will get the people's prize. I also wonder if Del Kathryn Barton could win it a second time? Her portrait of Cate and her children sure is stunning. I've picked out three of my favorites (above), there are many more on the website. Which one would you vote for?


  1. I'm really drawn to the Margaret Olley portrait. It's so engaging. It would get my vote for sure.

    I love how passionate people get about his award, for better or for worse. It's wonderful that so many people are interested and have an opinion when perhaps they wouldn't usually.


  2. I'm with you re the top three, Fiona, but I'm wavering on my final choice... perhaps the Margaret Olley portrait just pips it :) Kx

  3. I think I have to go with the Margaret Olley portrait too, it is really incredible, although Barton's is very beautiful :)

  4. And the winner is, Quilty! We were right! :)


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