The Archibald Prize exhibit is coming to Gippsland
Visit Australia’s most prestigious portrait exhibition in Sale and experience all that Gippsland has to offer.
The Archibald Prize has been awarded, and finally we are able to cast our eyes on the magnificent portraits for 2021. This year, Australia’s most prestigious portrait exhibition will be held only at Sale’s Gippsland Art Gallery; approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes from Melbourne. Not only does the exhibition give art-lovers an opportunity to take in the splendid artworks, but also provides an excuse to make a holiday out of it when visiting the Gippsland region.
Mayor of Wellington Shire Council, Cr Garry Stephens, said they were looking forward to welcoming Victorians to central Gippsland once restrictions ease, "to not only experience the Archibald Prize, but... everything else that our amazing region has to offer".
"The Archibald Prize provides the opportunity to show off to visitors the wonderful area that we call home, whilst also supporting our tourism industry," he said.
For those looking to make a trip out of their visit to the Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale is the ideal base for exploring the wider Gippsland region, including 90 Mile Beach, Port Albert, Tarra Bulga National Park, Yarram’s Heesco murals and plenty of wineries and dining experiences.
So whether you plan for a day trip or a longer stay, there’s plenty more to do when heading down to enjoy Sale's Archibald Prize 2021 exhibit. Here’s our insider’s guide on the best way to enjoy your experience at Gippsland Art Gallery and the wider region.
* Times, dates and details subject to change. For the most up to date information, please see the Archibald Prize 2021 website *