Preparing for the Who’s who portrait prize—a virtual exhibition
Introduce students to exploring, interpreting and creating portraiture.
This annual exhibition of the work of local students honours Jules Francois Archibald, after whom the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ famous portrait prize is named, and his very special connection to Geelong as his birthplace.
The Who’s who portrait prize aims to encourage and inspire young artists to celebrate local or regional identities, their personal histories and achievements through portraiture.
Due to the temporary closure of Geelong Gallery, the Who’s who portrait prize will be presented online in 2020. The winning entries will also be published in the Geelong Advertiser on Friday 21 August.
Prizes are awarded in five categories
Kinder to Foundation
Levels 1 to 3
Levels 4 to 6
Levels 7 to 9
Levels 10 to VCE,
As well as a ‘People’s choice’ category
Closing date for entries, 5.00pm Friday 14 August
Who’s who portrait prize finalists and winners announced Friday 21 August
Who’s who portrait prize—a virtual exhibition dates Saturday 22 August to Sunday 27 September
People’s choice prize will be announced Wednesday 23 September
Victorian Curriculum links
Levels Foundation to 10—Visual Arts
Explore and Express Ideas
Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks (VCAVAE017, VCAVAE025, VCAVAE021, VCAVAE029, VCAVAE033,VCAVAE040)
Visual Arts Practices
Experiment with different materials and techniques to make artworks (VCAVAV018) (VCAVAV022) (VCAVAV026) (VCAVAV030) (VCAVAV026) (VCAVAV030) (VCAVAV036) (VCAVAV042)
Present and Perform
Create and display artworks to express ideas to an audience (VCAVAP019) (VCAVAP023) (VCAVAP027) (VCAVAP031) (VCAVAP037) (VCAVAP044)
Victorian Curriculum/ Civics and Citizenship/ Levels 3–10
—Personal and Social
Who’s who portrait prize partner