Brett Cuthbertson – Head Packer. Pic Ben Apfelbaum
Kathrin Longhurst and her winning portrait ‘Kate’. Pic Ben Apfelbaum
The media scrum that is always there at the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman announcements.

Congratulations to Kathrin Longhurst for winning the 30th annual Archibald Packing Room Prize for her portrait titled KATE of the celebrated Australian singer and songwriter Kate Ceberano.

Longhurst’s painting is one of 52 finalist works from 938 entries received for the Archibald Prize 2021, which is celebrating its 100th year.

 The German-born, Sydney-based artist is mostly self-taught and was previously a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2018 and Sulman Prize 2012.

Art Gallery of NSW head packer Brett Cuthbertson (who holds 52% of the vote) said ‘Kathrin’s work fits my criteria. It’s a portrait of a well-known celebrity and it looks like her! I met Kate Ceberano many years ago and Kathrin has really captured her likeness. As soon as I saw the work, I thought “that’s it”,’ said Cuthbertson.

 Check out all the finalists online and stay tuned for our livestream of the Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman Prizes winners announcement next Friday 4 June at 12pm via Facebook, YouTube, or on our website.

 The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021 exhibition opens Saturday 5 June and is proudly presented by ANZ.

Featured image : Kathrin Longhurst, Brett Cuthbertson, Michael Brand at the announcement of the Archibald Packer Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. All pics by Ben Apfelbaum.


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