2012 PACKING ROOM PRIZE WINNER


A portrait of John Wood, one of Australia’s favourite actors, was announced as the winner of the annual Packing Room Prize for 2012, at Sydney’s Art Gallery of New South Wales this morning.

The Packing Room Prize gives the gallery staff who receive the entries for the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture, a chance to vote for their favourite entry.  This year there were 839 entries.

Melbourne based Raelene Sharp, the winning artist, was at the Gallery to receive her award of $1,000 and a $500 ANZ debit card.  John Wood was also present for the announcement, standing proudly beside his portrait, accompanied by the artist.

Finalists for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes were also announced today. The Archibald opens to the public on 31 March.

I can hardly wait to learn which of the paintings selected for the exhibition will be announced winner of the 2012 Archibald prize.  This exhibition is always extremely popular with Sydneysiders and this year, I am sure, people will not be disappointed. Sandra T.            

PHOTOS: John Pond ©  ABOVE: John Wood with Raelene Sharp. LEFT: Sandra T. with winning portrait.

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