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Upcoming 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.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the ANZ People’s Choice Award, as well as a range of public programs and educational resources.

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.

Timed entry ticketing – sessions available at 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Ticket prices

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

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

Please note that:

  • Tickets are available at the door, even if your preferred session time is booked out. People buying tickets at the door may experience delays should the exhibition be at capacity. Door sales close at 4.30pm each day.
  • Online ticket sales close at 3.30pm for same-day sessions.
  • Children under 5 are not required to pre-purchase tickets.
  • Museum Members receive priority entry and are not required to pre-purchase tickets – a valid Members card and ID will be requested upon entry. To become a TarraWarra Museum of Art Member visit twma.com.au/membership or sign up at in person at TarraWarra Museum of Art for immediate benefits.
  • Companion Card holders receive free admission and are not required to pre-purchase tickets. A valid card will be requested upon entry. The visitor you are assisting is required to purchase a concession ticket.
  • The car park may be full for limited periods during the day. Car pooling is recommended.
  • Tickets for groups of 10-20 people can be purchased online. For group bookings of 20 or more, please email administration@twma.com.au or call 03 5957 3100.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. For all other enquiries, please contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100 or administration@twma.com.au.

Refreshments

A selection of food trucks and vans will be available on-site.

Lunch reservations for TarraWarra Estate Restaurant can be made by visiting www.tarrawarra.com.au/food.

A range of other cafes, restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries can be found located throughout the Yarra Valley region. Visit the official tourism site visityarravalley.com.au to learn more.


Image: 
Winner Packing Room Prize 2019, Tessa MacKay, Through the looking glass (detail), oil on linen, 210 × 330.5 cm, © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling. Sitter: David Wenham – actor.

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Upcoming 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.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the ANZ People’s Choice Award, as well as a range of public programs and educational resources.

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.

Timed entry ticketing – sessions available at 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Ticket prices

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

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

Please note that:

  • Tickets are available at the door, even if your preferred session time is booked out. People buying tickets at the door may experience delays should the exhibition be at capacity. Door sales close at 4.30pm each day.
  • Online ticket sales close at 3.30pm for same-day sessions.
  • Children under 5 are not required to pre-purchase tickets.
  • Museum Members receive priority entry and are not required to pre-purchase tickets – a valid Members card and ID will be requested upon entry. To become a TarraWarra Museum of Art Member visit twma.com.au/membership or sign up at in person at TarraWarra Museum of Art for immediate benefits.
  • Companion Card holders receive free admission and are not required to pre-purchase tickets. A valid card will be requested upon entry. The visitor you are assisting is required to purchase a concession ticket.
  • The car park may be full for limited periods during the day. Car pooling is recommended.
  • Tickets for groups of 10-20 people can be purchased online. For group bookings of 20 or more, please email administration@twma.com.au or call 03 5957 3100.

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. For all other enquiries, please contact the Museum on 03 5957 3100 or administration@twma.com.au.

Refreshments

A selection of food trucks and vans will be available on-site.

Lunch reservations for TarraWarra Estate Restaurant can be made by visiting www.tarrawarra.com.au/food.

A range of other cafes, restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries can be found located throughout the Yarra Valley region. Visit the official tourism site visityarravalley.com.au to learn more.


Image: 
Winner Packing Room Prize 2019, Tessa MacKay, Through the looking glass (detail), oil on linen, 210 × 330.5 cm, © the artist. Photo: AGNSW, Mim Stirling. Sitter: David Wenham – actor.