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Archibald prize winner 2011 Ben Quilty with Margaret Olly, the subject of his portrait. Photo: Edwina Pickles (Australian artists)

Sydney-born BEN QUILTY won the 2011 Archibald Prize for his portrait of fellow artist Margaret Olley, the matriarch of Australian painting.

Anh Do: Father :: Archibald Prize 2014 :: Art Gallery NSW

Archibald finalist 2014 Anh Do’s father Tam Do is a pork roll maker. ‘A few months ago my father came to stay with me.

Danelle Bergstrom: Take two - Jack Thompson :: Archibald Prize 2007 :: Art Gallery NSW

Jack Thompson’s acting career spans more than 40 years. He has appeared in over 70 films, including the Australian classics Breaker Morant and Sunday too far away, as well as in numerous telemovies and series.

Marcus Callum - Self Portrait; Oil on Linen; Finalist in the Archibald Prize 2012

Marcus Callum - Self Portrait; Oil on Linen; Finalist in the Archibald Prize 2012

Barry McCann's painting  of Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant was hung in the 2008 Archibald Prize (Art Gallery of NSW)

Barry McCann's painting of Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant was hung in the 2008 Archibald Prize (Art Gallery of NSW)

1948: William Dobell – Margaret Olley

Winner: Archibald Prize 1948 William Dobell Title Margaret Olley Medium oil on board

"Flacco's Chariot" by Paul Jackson. Finalist in the Archibald Prize 2009.

Archibald Prize Archibald 2009 finalist: Flacco’s chariot by Paul Jackson

Archibald Prize 1969 Finalist. John Brack 'Barry Humphries in the character of Mrs Everage"

Barry Humphries as Dame Edith Everage by John Brack, 1969

Vincent Fantauzzo: portrait of Heath Ledger :: Archibald Prize 2008 :: Art Gallery NSW.

Portrait of Australian actor Heath Ledger in December just weeks before Ledger died in New York in January by Vincent Fantauzzo, RMIT University Master of Fine Art graduate. Vincent was awarded the 2008 Archibald prize for his work.

Toni Collette by Alexander McKenzie. Archibald Prize finalist, 2013

Archibald Prize Archibald 2013 finalist: Toni Collette by Alexander McKenzie

Samuel Rush Condon: What I would look like if I was John Safran :: Archibald Prize 2014 :: Art Gallery NSW

Samuel Rush Condon: What I would look like if I was John Safran :: Archibald Prize 2014 :: Art Gallery NSW

McInnes_Miss_Collins_1924  Archibald Prize for Portraiture

Miss Collins, 1924 - William Beckwith McInnes (Australian, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2009: Guy Maestri – 'Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu'

Winner: Art Gallery of New South Wales Archibald Prize 2009 Guy Maestri Portrait of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

1991/92: Bryan Westwood – The Prime Minister (Paul Keating)

Bryan Westwood – The Prime Minister (Paul Keating)

1953 Archibald Prize: Portrait of Sir William McMahon / Ivor Hele

1953 Archibald Prize: Portrait of Sir William McMahon / Ivor Hele