Sunday, 5 June 2011

2011 Archibald Prize

We decide to visit the Art Gallery of NSW to look at the portraits in the Archibald Prize exhibition. We are working on a project on "ourselves" and we will soon have a go at painting our own portraits. Here are some of our favorite portraits from the exhibition.

DA - by Amanda Marburg

Mother (a portrait of Cate) by Del Kathryn Barton

Ted Robinson - by Susanna De Berenger

The heart of things (portrait of Cassandra Golds) - by Sonia Kretschmar

We also timed our visit to coincide with a demonstration of portrait drawing by children's book illustrator David Legge.

David Legge shows us how to draw portraits

David Legge shows us how to draw portraits

We had time spare to look around other galleries including the new contemporary galleries and outdoor sculptures. The children had a wonderful time and were chattering away constantly about what they saw. It was lovely for me to enjoy a child's perspective on the art works.

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