August 13, 2021

ARCHER DAVIES FINALIST IN KILGOUR PRIZE

The Kilgour Prize has encouraged innovation within portrait and figurative painting. In 2021, the prize is now in its eleventh year. One of Australia’s major art prizes, the KILGOUR PRIZE 2021 will award $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art, and a People’s Choice of $5,000 to the painting voted most popular by the general public.

The Kilgour Prize 2021 was judged by ​Lauretta Morton, Director Newcastle Art Gallery, Adam Porter, Head of Curatorial, Campbelltown Arts Centre and David Trout, Visual Artist, Head Teacher Fine Art, Newcastle Art School.

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Artwork details:
Tulle Blue 2020
oil on linen

May 14, 2020

Archer Davies FINALIST IN THE PERCIVAL PORTRAIT PRIZE

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait prize. Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.

Across the years participating artists have presented varied styles and approaches to the contemporary portrait - from abstracted images and conceptualism, to smooth realism and the energetic aura of thick, impasto oils executed with a broad brush and palette knife.

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Artwork details:
The Artist’s Father with Dürer’s Hare 2020
oil on linen
64 x 46 cm

October 17, 2019

ARCHER DAVIES FINALIST IN RICK AMOR SELF PORTRAIT PRIZE

The prize was established in 2013, and is sponsored by the prominent Australian artist, Rick Amor. This year a record number of over 250 works were submitted from across Australia and overseas, and from these entries 35 finalists have been selected.

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Artwork details:
Winter Portrait 2019
oil on linen

March 30, 2014

ARCHER DAVIES FINALIST IN THE CHURCHIE NATIONAL EMERGING ART PRIZE

Established in 1987 The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize is a highly regarded emerging art prize dedicated to innovation and excellence across contemporary, traditional and new media genres. The annual non-acquisitive prize is an initiative of Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie), in partnership with Griffith University Art Gallery since 2010. The overall winner is awarded a $15,000 prize sponsored by Brand+Slater Architects and two highly commended works are awarded $1,000 each. Hundreds of entries are attracted from all over Australia with a select few being chosen to exhibit at Griffith University Art Gallery, South Bank. The exhibition offers an inspiring glimpse into the future of Australian contemporary art.

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Artwork details:
Ocean 2014
oil on canvas
50 x 66 cm