Visitors to the 2019 Archibald Prize exhibition at TarraWarra Museum of Art have given the ANZ People’s Choice award to David Darcy’s portrait of Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward, a respected elder of the Warakurna community and Ngaanyatjarra people of Western Australia.
Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from musicians and actors to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most celebrated artists including William Dobell, Brett Whiteley and Del Kathryn Barton.
Archibald Prize 2019 is on display at TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville VIC 3777, until 5 November 2019.
Image: David Darcy and Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward at the announcement of the 2019 Archibald Prize ANZ People’s Choice award at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on 14 August 2019. Photo: AGNSW/Felicity Jenkins. Artwork: David Darcy, Tjuparntarri – women’s business © the artist