Archibald Prize 2022
DatesSat 3 Sep - Sun 16 Oct
10.00 am - 9.00 pm (Thu and Fri)
The annual Archibald Prize is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.
Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW, the prize is awarded to the best portrait painting. Since 1921 it has highlighted figures from all walks of life, from famous faces to local heroes, reflecting back to us the stories of our times.
The Archibald Prize represents Australia’s oldest and most prestigious art award and will be shown exclusively in Victoria at Bunjil Place.
Header image: Archibald Prize 2022 finalist, Paul Newton Portrait of Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness (detail) © the artist
Student FT $15.00
Children 3-17 years $10.00
Family of 4 (2 Adults & 2 Children) $12.00 per person
Groups 10+ $15.00 per person
Archibald Prize winner 2022
Blak Douglas Moby Dickens
Take a closer look at all the amazing finalists for this year's Archibald Prize.
Image: Archibald Prize 2022 finalist, James Powditch Laura Tingle – the fourth estate (detail) © the artist
Robert Gordon High Tea Room
Enhance your visit to the Archibald Prize 2022 with a delightful High Tea experience in our Robert Gordon Tea Room. Guests will indulge in a selection of sweet and savoury treats while sipping from a pot of freshly brewed tea or barista made coffee. Tea Room tickets can be booked together with your exhibition ticket or separately at a later date.
Enhance your Archibald Prize 2022 exhibition experience with a guided tour led by our curator or friendly guides.
Image: Archibald Prize 2022 finalist, Kim Leutwyler Courtney and Shane (detail) © the artist
Archibald Prize 2022 Learning & Education Programs
Parents can introduce their children to the Archibald Prize 2022 through the Children's Trail Activity Sheet or our Young Archie Making Hub opening in the Studio on Saturday 3 September.
Educators and teachers can also benefit from our Teacher Preview or introduce their students to the exhibition through our Guided Exhibition Introduction and Guided Exhibition Introduction & Workshop series.
Access labels for the Archibald Prize 2022 on your smart phone for easy viewing in the exhibition. Scan the QR codes throughout the exhibition space or hit the button below to access labels, including audio version for the Archibald Prize and artwork images.
Don't forget to bring your own headphones or earbuds.
What is Bunjil Place?
Bunjil Place is an arts, cultural, leisure and entertainment precinct, with a number of amazing spaces including a theatre, studio, gallery, function centre, plaza, foyer and café, all within an awarding-winning building. Learn More
Where is Bunjil Place?
Bunjil Place is located in Narre Warren, 40km Southeast of Melbourne CBD. Directions here
How do I get there?
Bunjil Place is close to both the Monash Freeway and Princes Highway. If you are coming on public transport, Narre Warren train station (on the Pakenham line) is a short 15-minute walk from Bunjil Place. Directions here
Where can I park at Bunjil Place?
Free short-term and all-day car parks are located near Bunjil Place, accessible from Patrick Northeast Drive. During peak visitation times, including weekends, some carparks will be reserved Archibald Prize 2022 ticket holders. There is additional parking available in and around Fountain Gate shopping centre, which is a short walk to Bunjil Place. Find out more here
Where can I buy tickets for the Archibald Prize 2022?
Tickets can be bought online or at the Ticketing Services desk at Bunjil Place. Gallery entry is subject to capacity to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all visitors as well as the artworks. Booking ahead will guarantee you prioritised entry, and our staff will work to ensure you can access the Gallery at your session time, however there may be, at times, a small wait.
How can I make a Group Booking?
Tour and group bookings are welcome. Tour operators are encouraged to contact the Bunjil Place Box Office by phone on (03) 9709 9700 or email email@example.com for more information.
Do I have to cloak anything before entering the Gallery?
To protect the artworks displayed, and to ensure a comfortable experience for other visitors, we ask that you leave your bags, umbrellas and raincoats at our free Cloaking area. It is located on the left on your way to the Gallery, just past the Cafe.
How long does it take to view the exhibition?
We recommend allowing 45 minutes to view the exhibition.
Where can I book for a tour of the exhibition?
Tours in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi and Auslan will be available at set times. Tour numbers will be limited and tickets for all tours must be booked online to secure your place. Read more here
Where can I learn more about the Archibald Prize 2022?
The Archibald Prize 2022 is an Art Gallery of New South Wales touring exhibition, presented in partnership with ANZ. Images and information about all 52 finalists can be found online at the AGNSW website. Bunjil Place Gallery is the exclusive Victorian venue for the Archibald Prize 2022 tour.
An exhibition catalogue is also available for purchase at Bunjil Place.
What are the Accessibility provisions at Bunjil Place?
A shuttle is available during operation hours to transport visitors with access needs from the main car park to the basement lifts of Bunjil Place.
The shuttle vehicle is fitted with a ramp suitable to transport wheelchair users. Please note this shuttle operates between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm 7 days a week.
Bunjil Place welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs and services accessible to everyone. For more information visit our venue Accessibility page.
What else can I do while at Bunjil Place?
We are excited to present a range of events and experiences in conjunction with the Archibald Prize 2022. View portraits by talented young Victorians in the Young Archie exhibition in the Studio, relax in the Plaza and enjoy the curated programming on the outdoor screen, or catch up with friends for coffee at the Café.
For a list of other events happening at Bunjil Place, including workshops, family activities and live performances, please see the What’s On page of our website.
Where can I eat at Bunjil Place?
Bunjil Place Café, located in the Foyer, offers a range of light meals, sandwiches, pastries, sweets savouries, and, of course, delicious coffee. During the Archibald Prize 2022 there will be additional food offerings available in the Plaza.
For those looking for a fine dining experience, high tea will be available in the Robert Gordon High Tea Room and can be booked online with your ticket to the Archibald Prize 2022.
What other things can I see in Narre Warren and surrounds?
There are numerous places to enjoy in Narre Warren and the south-east area including parks, cafés, cinemas and shops.
How can I find out about future exhibitions and events at Bunjil Place?
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The Archibald Prize 2022 - Ticket Refunds and exchanges
If you are unable to attend your ticketed Exhibition session, we will work with you to exchange your ticket to a future date/session time (subject to availability). If that is not possible, we can provide a gift voucher to the value of your ticket purchase, or you may request a refund.
Robert Gordon High Tea - Refunds and exchanges
If you are unable to attend your High Tea session, we will work with you to exchange your ticket to a future date/session time (subject to availability). If that is not possible, you may request a ticket refund provided you let us know at least 48 hours in advance due to catering purposes.
What COVID-safe measures have Bunjil Place put in place for the exhibition?
Entry to the Gallery is controlled and physical distancing courtesy requirements are in place for all visitors and staff. Increased hygiene measures also include additional cleaning of high-touch surfaces, and hand sanitiser availability for visitors. Venue staff inside and outside of the Gallery will ensure visitors are adhering to social distancing recommendations by overseeing visitor movement through the queuing and exhibition spaces.
Masks and vaccination are presently not required to attend the Archibald Prize 2022 exhibition at Bunjil Place, but we encourage visitors to consider their own well-being as well as that of others, by wearing a mask inside the Gallery to mitigate any opportunity for transmission.
Customers who have tested positive to COVID-19 should not attend the Archibald Prize 2022. Refunds or exchanges of tickets will be available to any customer who has tested positive to COVID-19 on the day they had booked to attend. Refund requests must be submitted to the Bunjil Place Box Office no later than 1 hour prior to the ticketed entry time to be considered. Patrons should contact the Bunjil Place Box Office by phone on (03) 9709 9700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit their request.
10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saturday - Wednesday
Final entry at 5.45 pm
10.00 am - 9.00 pm
Thursday & Friday
Final entry at 8.45 pm
Gallery entry is subject to capacity to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for all visitors as well as the artworks. Booking ahead will guarantee you prioritised entry, and our staff will work to ensure you can access the Gallery at your session time, however there may be, at times, a small wait. We appreciate your understanding.