Tim Storrier wins 2012 Archibald Prize - Art Collector

2 April 2012 | Tim Storrier won this year’s Archibald Prize for portraiture. The winners of the prize, now in its 91st year, were announced on Friday 30 March at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Storrier’s work titled The histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) took out the main prize, alongside Wynne prize winner Imants Tillers for Waterfall (After Williams) and Sulman prize winner Nigel Milsom for Judo House pt 4 (Golden Mud).

Storrier was a contender in last year’s prize with another faceless self-portrait titled
Moon boy (self-portrait as a young man). The Sydney-based artist says despite the lack of a face on both portraits, the identity of the subjects are portrayed clearly through their clothes and equipment.

This year, the total prize money increased to $75,000 and there were more than 2,276 entries across the three prizes. The final award, the People’s Choice Award, is due to be announced at 11am on 17 May and the finalist show will go on tour to a number of regional galleries nationwide.


Tim Storrier, The Histrionic wayfarer (after Bosch) (self portrait)

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Amy Yang

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