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Current Exhibition

Archibald Prize 2019

TarraWarra Museum of Art is the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2019, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award.

Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, often inciting controversy while chronicling the changing face of Australian society and evolving definitions of portraiture.

Amongst the 51 works in this year’s exhibition are paintings which portray significant Australian subjects including renowned actor and producer David Wenham by Tessa MacKay; former ballet dancer and director of Queensland Ballet Li Cunxin by Jun Chen; Anh Do’s portrait of the artist George Gittoes; Vincent Namatjira’s tribute to his friend and fellow artist Tony Albert; and media commentator Annabel Crabb by Jordan Richardson.

Musician Megan Washington is depicted with her child by Loribelle Spirovski; Keith Burt captures author and journalist Benjamin Law; Bidjigal elder and artist Esme Timbery can be seen in a striking portrait by Blak Douglas; and the late Edmund Capon is poignantly portrayed by artist John Beard. Other artists in the Archibald Prize 2019 include former Archibald Prize winners Euan Macleod and Nigel Milsom.

Pre-booking tickets is recommended. Pre-booked ticket holders will receive priority entry.

VIEW THE 2019 ARCHIBALD PRIZE GUIDE 

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For all other enquiries, please contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100 or administration@twma.com.au.

Tickets

Adult                                     $16
Seniors                                 $14
Concession                          $12 (pensioners, tertiary students)
Child (5-17)                          $10
Child under 5                       Free
Members                              Free
Family                                   $45 (two adults and up to three children)
Groups over 10                    $14 per person

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am – 5pm

Open AFL Grand Final public holiday Friday 27 September, Monday 4 November and Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 5 November.

2019 Harvest Run Half-Road Closure – Saturday 21 September

Please note that Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd will be closed to westbound traffic from 6.30am-12pm on Saturday 21 September due to the 2019 Harvest RunDuring these hours, visitors can only access the Museum by travelling eastbound from Yarra Glen to Healesville. Please allow additional travel time during this period. For further details visit https://events.solemotive.com/harvest-run/road-closures/ or contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100.

Audio Mobile Guide

Learn more about this year’s finalists with a free mobile guide. Access on your phone by visiting m.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2019/ and don’t forget to bring along your headphones.

Refreshments

A selection of food offerings are available on-site from Tuesday – Sunday. Enjoy coffee and light snacks from 9am, or dine with some of Melbourne’s best food trucks from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

TarraWarra Estate Restaurant is open for lunch from 11.30am – reservations essential by visiting www.tarrawarra.com.au/food. Cheese platters and wine are also on offer from 11am – 5pm.

Public Programs

Archibald Sundowners
Saturday 21 September, 5.30-7pm: Luke Cornish and Kirpy 
Saturday 5 October, 5.30-7pm: Natasha Bieniek and Mathew Lynn
Saturday 19 October, 5.30-7pm: Benjamin Aitken and Fiona Lowry

Hear from Archibald Prize 2019 artists and sitters at our intimate Saturday night Archibald Sundowner events. Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the Archibald Prize, a panel discussion and refreshments from TarraWarra Estate, Watts River Brewing, Four Pillars Gin and Yarra Valley Dairy. Bookings essential.

Archibald Prize 2019: Drop-In Children’s Workshop
Wednesday 2 October, 11.30am–1pm

Visit TarraWarra Museum of Art on the last Wednesday of the school holidays to take part in a free, drop-in artmaking workshop inspired by the Archibald Prize 2019. Meet practicing artist and Education Coordinator Shannon Lyons outside in the picturesque surrounds of the Museum and participate in an ‘Exquisite Corpse’ portraiture workshop, designed to allow primary school-aged children and their parent or guardian an opportunity to work together and create an extraordinarily wild and wacky character! Reservations essential.

About the Yarra Valley

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley offers outstanding food and wine, breathtaking scenery, sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation and stunning galleries and cultural venues. Visit visityarravalley.com.au to discover what else to eat, see, do, visit and explore across the Yarra Valley and beyond.

Packages and Offers

Make the most of your Archibald adventure with exclusive packages and offers from local businesses, whether you’re looking for a romantic overnight escape or an Archibald-inspired dining experience. Learn more at visityarravalley.com.au/thearchibaldexperience.

ANZ Customer Offer

ANZ customers can enjoy a concession priced ticket for entry to the Archibald Prize 2019 at TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Terms and conditions: An eligible ANZ card* must be presented to TarraWarra Museum of Art staff to receive this offer.  Offer not valid for online bookings. One concession priced ticket per cardholder.

*Eligible ANZ cards: a branded ANZ Access card, ANZ Visa Debit Card, ANZ credit card or an ANZ card loaded onto your mobile wallet but excludes ANZ prepaid cards and Aussie credit cards. Offer valid between 14 September 2019 to 5 November 2019.

Getting Here

TarraWarra Museum of Art is located at 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville VIC 3777 in the beautiful Yarra Valley region.

BY CAR

One hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne and a five minute drive from the regional hub of Healesville. Full driving instructions are best obtained by visiting Google Maps. Free car parking is available on-site.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Melbourne, catch the train to Lilydale Station then join connecting bus route 685 (Lilydale-Healesville). Visit ptv.vic.gov.au for timetables and further details.

SHUTTLES AND TOURS
Hop It

Hop It, the Yarra Valley’s only hop on, hop off bus service, offers regular shuttles between Melbourne and TarraWarra Museum of Art, allowing you to visit some of the Yarra Valley’s best wineries and distilleries along the way. Visit hopit.com.au for details and to book your seat.

ZOObus

ZOObus is offering return weekday transfers, Tuesday-Friday, from Federation Square to TarraWarra Museum Art for the duration of the Archibald Prize 2019. Visit zoobus.com.au for further information and tickets.

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Current Exhibition

Archibald Prize 2019

14 September - 5 November 2019

TarraWarra Museum of Art is the exclusive Victorian tour venue for the Archibald Prize 2019, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award.

Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, often inciting controversy while chronicling the changing face of Australian society and evolving definitions of portraiture.

Amongst the 51 works in this year’s exhibition are paintings which portray significant Australian subjects including renowned actor and producer David Wenham by Tessa MacKay; former ballet dancer and director of Queensland Ballet Li Cunxin by Jun Chen; Anh Do’s portrait of the artist George Gittoes; Vincent Namatjira’s tribute to his friend and fellow artist Tony Albert; and media commentator Annabel Crabb by Jordan Richardson.

Musician Megan Washington is depicted with her child by Loribelle Spirovski; Keith Burt captures author and journalist Benjamin Law; Bidjigal elder and artist Esme Timbery can be seen in a striking portrait by Blak Douglas; and the late Edmund Capon is poignantly portrayed by artist John Beard. Other artists in the Archibald Prize 2019 include former Archibald Prize winners Euan Macleod and Nigel Milsom.

Pre-booking tickets is recommended. Pre-booked ticket holders will receive priority entry.

VIEW THE 2019 ARCHIBALD PRIZE GUIDE 

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For all other enquiries, please contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100 or administration@twma.com.au.

Tickets

Adult                                     $16
Seniors                                 $14
Concession                          $12 (pensioners, tertiary students)
Child (5-17)                          $10
Child under 5                       Free
Members                              Free
Family                                   $45 (two adults and up to three children)
Groups over 10                    $14 per person

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am – 5pm

Open AFL Grand Final public holiday Friday 27 September, Monday 4 November and Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 5 November.

2019 Harvest Run Half-Road Closure – Saturday 21 September

Please note that Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd will be closed to westbound traffic from 6.30am-12pm on Saturday 21 September due to the 2019 Harvest RunDuring these hours, visitors can only access the Museum by travelling eastbound from Yarra Glen to Healesville. Please allow additional travel time during this period. For further details visit https://events.solemotive.com/harvest-run/road-closures/ or contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100.

Audio Mobile Guide

Learn more about this year’s finalists with a free mobile guide. Access on your phone by visiting m.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2019/ and don’t forget to bring along your headphones.

Refreshments

A selection of food offerings are available on-site from Tuesday – Sunday. Enjoy coffee and light snacks from 9am, or dine with some of Melbourne’s best food trucks from 9.30am – 4.30pm.

TarraWarra Estate Restaurant is open for lunch from 11.30am – reservations essential by visiting www.tarrawarra.com.au/food. Cheese platters and wine are also on offer from 11am – 5pm.

Public Programs

Archibald Sundowners
Saturday 21 September, 5.30-7pm: Luke Cornish and Kirpy 
Saturday 5 October, 5.30-7pm: Natasha Bieniek and Mathew Lynn
Saturday 19 October, 5.30-7pm: Benjamin Aitken and Fiona Lowry

Hear from Archibald Prize 2019 artists and sitters at our intimate Saturday night Archibald Sundowner events. Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to the Archibald Prize, a panel discussion and refreshments from TarraWarra Estate, Watts River Brewing, Four Pillars Gin and Yarra Valley Dairy. Bookings essential.

Archibald Prize 2019: Drop-In Children’s Workshop
Wednesday 2 October, 11.30am–1pm

Visit TarraWarra Museum of Art on the last Wednesday of the school holidays to take part in a free, drop-in artmaking workshop inspired by the Archibald Prize 2019. Meet practicing artist and Education Coordinator Shannon Lyons outside in the picturesque surrounds of the Museum and participate in an ‘Exquisite Corpse’ portraiture workshop, designed to allow primary school-aged children and their parent or guardian an opportunity to work together and create an extraordinarily wild and wacky character! Reservations essential.

About the Yarra Valley

Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley offers outstanding food and wine, breathtaking scenery, sensational cellar doors, superb restaurants serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation and stunning galleries and cultural venues. Visit visityarravalley.com.au to discover what else to eat, see, do, visit and explore across the Yarra Valley and beyond.

Packages and Offers

Make the most of your Archibald adventure with exclusive packages and offers from local businesses, whether you’re looking for a romantic overnight escape or an Archibald-inspired dining experience. Learn more at visityarravalley.com.au/thearchibaldexperience.

ANZ Customer Offer

ANZ customers can enjoy a concession priced ticket for entry to the Archibald Prize 2019 at TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Terms and conditions: An eligible ANZ card* must be presented to TarraWarra Museum of Art staff to receive this offer.  Offer not valid for online bookings. One concession priced ticket per cardholder.

*Eligible ANZ cards: a branded ANZ Access card, ANZ Visa Debit Card, ANZ credit card or an ANZ card loaded onto your mobile wallet but excludes ANZ prepaid cards and Aussie credit cards. Offer valid between 14 September 2019 to 5 November 2019.

Getting Here

TarraWarra Museum of Art is located at 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville VIC 3777 in the beautiful Yarra Valley region.

BY CAR

One hour’s drive north-east of Melbourne and a five minute drive from the regional hub of Healesville. Full driving instructions are best obtained by visiting Google Maps. Free car parking is available on-site.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Melbourne, catch the train to Lilydale Station then join connecting bus route 685 (Lilydale-Healesville). Visit ptv.vic.gov.au for timetables and further details.

SHUTTLES AND TOURS
Hop It

Hop It, the Yarra Valley’s only hop on, hop off bus service, offers regular shuttles between Melbourne and TarraWarra Museum of Art, allowing you to visit some of the Yarra Valley’s best wineries and distilleries along the way. Visit hopit.com.au for details and to book your seat.

ZOObus

ZOObus is offering return weekday transfers, Tuesday-Friday, from Federation Square to TarraWarra Museum Art for the duration of the Archibald Prize 2019. Visit zoobus.com.au for further information and tickets.