Australia's finest portraits hit the walls
The Archibald Prize is making its way down to Melbourne after showing at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Mornington Peninsula Gallery will feature all of the shortlisted works including the winner, Del Kathryn Barton's portrait of Hugo Weaving.
As usual with the Archibald Portrait Prize selection, 2013 presents a veritable orgy of artist-on-artist action. We have Julia Ciccarone's wonderland portrait of self-described Melbourne book sculptor Nicholas Jones; James Powditch's mixed-media Pixies-soundtracked take on Ben Quilty ('Ben Quilty: Where is My Mind?); Ken Done done by Amanda Marbug; Fiona Lowry keeping Shaun Gladwell still; and Marcus Callum paints his son. Jasper Knight appears both as artist (painting Adam Cullen) and subject (in a portrait by Sarah Hendy).