Australia’s foremost prestigious and controversial portraiture prize, the Archibald Prize, is among a number of exhibitions announced as part of Gosford Regional Gallery’s Winter/Spring Program.
The new program also sees the return of the hotly contested Gosford Art Prize, which this year has been expanded to include an Aboriginal Art prize.
Central Coast Council Team Leader, Art Galleries, Arts and Culture, Tim Braham, said the Gallery prides itself on securing prestigious exhibitions for the community and it is because of this that the venue has recently been ranked as TripAdvisor’s number one destination to visit in the southern area of the Coast, among 17 other local attractions.
“We are delighted to continue bringing fantastic exhibitions to the Central Coast and saving locals a trip to Sydney or Newcastle,” Braham said.
“The most exciting exhibition in our new program is the 2019 Archibald Prize, choosing to return to the Gallery for just the third time in its 98 years of exhibition, telling us that the experience we offer here on the Central Coast is world-class.
“The Gallery is also a platform for local artists to professionally display their works, and we have some great local exhibitions including Short Stories by Miriam Cullen, PARADIGM/SHIFT by Natalie Verriest, Heads above water by Peter Baka, and Tales of a modern Blackfulla by Garry Purchase,” Braham said.
Media release, Jun 7
Central Coast Council Media