Archibald Lab

Posted 20 June 2024 02:08 PM

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June 20, 2024

I recently had a chance to visit the Archibald/Wynne/Sulman and as always was mighitly impressed with the hang. The AGNSW really puts on a good show. One thing I noticed had changed from previous years - the picture labels now included prior exhibition history with the Archibald. They weren't consistent in providing this information, or explicit. They just wove mention of it into the narrative, which is fine. But I'm able to give an explicit count in the table below.

The number of artists who have been selected two or more times in the Archibald is 42.7% - one of the highest for any Australian prize.

We're going to do two things here - first let's compile a list of the 2024 finalists and see how many times they have been selected in the Archibald Prize. And then we'll take a look at the top multi-finalists for all time. In both instances I've let the nerds in the lab go over the numbers so let's hope they get it right.

Starting with the percentage of finalists that have been in a prior finalist exhibition for the Archibald:

2023 Total Finalists: 58 Re-Entries: 35 Re-Entry Rate: Approximately 60.3%

2024 Total Finalists: 57 Re-Entries: 32 Re-Entry Rate: Approximately 56.1%

The overall figure for all years the years (we don't go back beyond 1990)  is 42.6%.

One more observation - if there were 1000 applicants for the 2024 prize and 27 were selected for the first time that puts the chance of being selected as 2.7% or a 1 in 34 shot of being selected.*

Checking the metrics for 2023 the first time finalist had a 2.4% chance of being selected as a finalist and in 2022 it was 2%. In 2021 it was 1.76%. or in other words odds of a previously unselected artist were 1 in 55.*

2024 Finalists

Artist

year

Previous Entries Count

Previous Years

Matt Adnate

2024

2

[2024, 2023]

Holly Anderson

2024

1

[2024]

Kris Andrew Small

2024

1

[2024]

Jill Ansell

2024

2

[2024, 2023]

Mostafa Azimitabar

2024

2

[2024, 2022]

Eliza Bertwistle

2024

1

[2024]

Drew Bickford

2024

1

[2024]

Natasha Bieniek

2024

9

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012]

Karen Black

2024

3

[2024, 2021, 2020]

Mia Boe

2024

1

[2024]

Jessie Bourke

2024

1

[2024]

Janis Clarke

2024

1

[2024]

Emily Crockford

2024

4

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2020]

Dagmar Cyrulla

2024

2

[2024, 2021]

Paul De Zubicaray

2024

1

[2024]

Whitney Duan

2024

1

[2024]

Laura E Kennedy

2024

1

[2024]

Robert Fielding

2024

1

[2024]

Stephanie Galloway Brown

2024

1

[2024]

Shaun Gladwell

2024

2

[2024, 2015]

Jaq Grantford

2024

2

[2024, 2023]

David Griggs

2024

10

[2024, 2023, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2009, 2007]

Craig Handley

2024

1

[2024]

Tsering Hannaford

2024

10

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Nicola Higgins

2024

1

[2024]

Yoshio Honjo

2024

3

[2024, 2022, 2020]

Ben Howe

2024

1

[2024]

Laura Jones

2024

4

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2019]

Daniel Kim

2024

2

[2024, 2023]

Sam Leach

2024

2

[2024, 2009]

Guido Maestri

2024

5

[2024, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2009]

Kelly Maree

2024

1

[2024]

Scott Marsh

2024

2

[2024, 2020]

Angus Mcdonald

2024

7

[2024, 2020, 2019, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2009]

Julian Meagher

2024

5

[2024, 2021, 2018, 2015, 2014]

Camellia Morris

2024

1

[2024]

Danny Morse

2024

1

[2024]

Anna Mould

2024

1

[2024]

Kirsty Neilson

2024

4

[2024, 2021, 2018, 2016]

Kean Onn See

2024

1

[2024]

Tim Owers

2024

1

[2024]

Laura Peacock

2024

1

[2024]

Meagan Pelham

2024

2

[2024, 2022]

Thea Anamara Perkins

2024

4

[2024, 2021, 2020, 2019]

Simon Richardson

2024

1

[2024]

Thom Roberts

2024

4

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2021]

Adrian Robertson

2024

1

[2024]

Sally Ross

2024

5

[2024, 2021, 2018, 2016, 2015]

Ben Smith

2024

2

[2024, 2018]

Nick Stathopoulos

2024

9

[2024, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2003]

Liz Sullivan

2024

1

[2024]

Natasha Walsh

2024

7

[2024, 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016]

Oliver Watts

2024

3

[2024, 2023, 2021]

Digby Webster

2024

2

[2024, 2020]

Marcus Wills

2024

8

[2024, 2023, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2006]

Zoe Young

2024

4

[2024, 2023, 2016, 2014]

Caroline Zilinsky

2024

2

[2024, 2022]

 

What about the 25 finalists who have been selected for the first time in the Archibald. This is what we have in our db for their 3 most recent finalist exhibitions.

Artist

Archibald Year

Most recent prize exhibitions

Ben Howe

2024

The Lester Prize for Portraiture (2021), Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2019), The Lester Prize for Portraiture (2019)

Camellia Morris

2024

Portia Geach Memorial Award (2017), Portia Geach Memorial Award (2016), Portia Geach Memorial Award (2013)

Craig Handley

2024

KAAF Art Prize (2023), Gosford Art Prize (2023), KAAF Art Prize (2022)

Robert Fielding

2024

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize (2023), William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (2023), Len Fox Painting Prize (2022)

Liz Sullivan

2024

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (2022), Glover Prize (2018)

Janis Clarke

2024

Mosman Art Prize (2023), Waverley Art Prize (2023), Mosman Art Prize (2022)

Kean Onn See

2024

KAAF Art Prize (2023), National Emerging Art Prize (2023), Mosman Art Prize (2023)

Holly Anderson

2024

Mosman Art Prize (2023), Redland Art Awards (2022), Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) (2022)

Mia Boe

2024

Koori Mail Indigenous Art Awards (2021)

Adrian Robertson

2024

Hadley's Art Prize (2022), Sir John Sulman Prize (2022), Alice Prize (2022)

Paul De Zubicaray

2024

Brisbane Portrait Prize (2023), Lethbridge 20,000 Small Scale Art Award (2023), Clayton Utz Art Award (2022)

Laura E Kennedy

2024

Paul Guest Prize (2020)

Anna Mould

2024

Dobell Prize for Drawing (2021)

Nicola Higgins

2024

Hornsby Art Prize (2023), Naked and Nude (2023), Mosman Art Prize (2022)

Kelly Maree

2024

The Lester Prize for Portraiture (2023)

Stephanie Galloway Brown

2024

Portia Geach Memorial Award (2023)

Eliza Bertwistle

2024

Brisbane Portrait Prize (2022)

Drew Bickford

2024

Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award (2017)

Jessie Bourke

2024

- 

Whitney Duan

2024

-

Danny Morse

2024

-

Tim Owers

2024

-

Laura Peacock

2024

-

Simon Richardson

2024

-

Kris Andrew Small

2024

-

 

All time multi-finalists

* Assuming ChatGPT got the math right.

By Martin Shub