Archibald winner Davida Allen opens up about 50 years of art filled with motherhood and sexuality

Archibald winner Davida Allen opens up about 50 years of art filled with motherhood and sexuality

Updated May 14, 2018 10:32:46 Photo: Allen says her new work is about the joys of being a grandmother. (ABC Radio Brisbane: Hailey Renault) Inside a studio in a funny little house in Toowong, a woman living a “perfectly normal, boring life” spent five decades letting her emotions flow through …

The Archibald Prize has been swamped by ‘selfie’ culture

The Archibald Prize has been swamped by ‘selfie’ culture

Posted May 11, 2018 05:00:00 Photo: Del Kathryn Barton’s Archibald Prize entry shows the artist with her pet. (AGNSW: Jenni Carter) Selfie culture has stormed the Archibald Prize with 21 self-portraits among the 58 finalists in the Art Gallery of NSW’s annual public portraiture competition. The figure is double that …

Archibald Packing Room Prize: Jimmy Barnes portrait picked as winner

Archibald Packing Room Prize: Jimmy Barnes portrait picked as winner

By digital arts editor Dee Jefferson Updated May 03, 2018 12:03:09 Photo: Jamie Preisz’s portrait of Jimmy Barnes. (Supplied: Art Gallery of NSW) Sydney painter and first-time finalist Jamie Preisz has won the Archibald Packing Room Prize for his portrait of Jimmy Barnes. The announcement means Archies season has kicked …

Archibald Prize entry inspired by strength and resilience of artist’s murdered mother

Archibald Prize entry inspired by strength and resilience of artist’s murdered mother

Posted April 10, 2018 06:48:15 Photo: Amani Haydar started her Archibald entry about three years after her mother was murdered. (ABC News: Kathleen Calderwood) Related Story: Haydar sentenced to 22 years’ jail for ‘frenzied’ stabbing murder of wife Amani Haydar’s paintings are often of women with tears running down their …