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Last year marked the 100-year anniversary of the prestigious Archibald Prize, an Australian portraiture prize for painting. It was first awarded in 1921 after the receipt of a bequest from J. F. Archibald, the editor of The Bulletin who died in 1919.

To mark the occasion, the Art Gallery of NSW created a travelling exhibition entitled Archie 100, which is currently on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia. As the title suggests, 100 of the shortlisted or winning entries have been selected and displayed, not chronologically, but via theme. This contemporary method of curation has grown in popularity in recent years, enabling the audience to make thematic and stylistic connections between works as they view an exhibition. If you have not visited yet, I encourage you to do so!

In response to the Archie 100 exhibition, AGSA put a call-out to South Australian teenagers to submit their work for a ‘young artists’ portraiture exhibition. As with the travelling Archie 100 exhibition, one hundred student artworks were selected for this exhibition, with eight of these being from our very own Year 8 students, and a further two from our Year 12 IB Visual Arts students!

Congratulations to:

  • Alden Au (Year 8)
  • Louis Brook (Year 8)
  • Carl Cavenett (Year 8)
  • Gus Czechowicz (Year 8)
  • Jimmy Hele (Year 8)
  • Tony Li (Year 8)
  • Shaarav Reddy (Year 8)
  • Raphael Scalzi (Year 8)
  • Nick Andreyev (Year 12)
  • Ethan Leo (Year 12)

The Exhibition can be viewed on the AGSA website here and will also be shared on the @agsa.neo Instagram page.

Adele Turner
Senior Art Teacher