2020 Archibald Prize

20 Mar –
3 May 2021

Featuring 53 of the 55 works from the 2020 Archibald Prize including the winning portrait by Vincent Namatjira Stand strong for who you are alongside the AGNSW People's Choice and Packing Room Prize winners.

Prestigious and controversial, The Archibald Prize is Australia’s oldest and most respected award for portraiture and is on display for 6 weeks only.

Entry is free and bookings are appreciated, however visitors are welcome to 'walk-in' on the day (Covid-safe check-in guidelines will be in place).



2020 Archibald Prize Winners



2020 Archibald Prize Finalists



Cairns presenting partner 


An Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition 

The Cairns Art Gallery acknowledges the Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji and Yirrganydji as the Traditional Owners of the area today known as Cairns. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, names or voices of deceased persons in photographs, film or text.