Archibald, Sulman and Wynne finalists revealed, along with Packing Room Prize

The finalists for the three high-profile art prizes have now been announced, with the winners due to be revealed next week.
Painting of Julian Assange looking through a slit, like Ned Kelly, and swathed in blue. His head is the balloon of a hot-air balloon with a basket beneath and the US flag across the bottom.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) has announced the finalists in three of the most hotly contended art prizes in Australia, the Archibald, Sir John Sulman and Wynne Prizes. The winners of all three competitions will be announced next Friday 7 June with the Archibald winner picking up a $100,000 prize. There is $50,000 for the Wynne Prize winner, while the Sulman winner will take home $40,000.

Also announced was the winner of this year’s Packing Room Prize in the Archibald – Melbourne-based street artist Matt Adnate, for his portrait of Yolŋu rap artist Baker Boy.

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Madeleine Swain is ArtsHub’s managing editor. Originally from England where she trained as an actor, she has over 25 years’ experience as a writer, editor and film reviewer in print, television, radio and online. She is also currently Vice Chair of JOY Media.