One of Australia's most prestigious art awards, the Archibald Prize is followed closely by artists and art enthusiasts alike. The long-running portrait show is also one of the biggest art events in the nation; so naturally, there are a number of events running alongside it. For example, Art After Hours gives you the chance to experience the prize in the evening at the Art Gallery of NSW, with comedy, live music and gallery tours every Wednesday this September.
As serious as art can be these days, it can be liberating to turn everything on its head and have a laugh. And comedians Susie Youssef, Gen Fricker, Rose Matafeo and Andy Saunders will be doing just that, delivering stitch-ups based on their view of the Archibald Prize and the people involved at the free Late Night Laughs, held every Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Also during the late night events, catch live music from Australia's foremost gypsy/tango/latin/swing (or simply 'gyprock') band Monsieur Camembert and jazz outfit The World According to James, who'll bring soul-wrenching tunes to the gallery's entrance hall.
September 13 — 6.30pm Gen Fricker; 7.30pm Monsieur Camembert
September 20 — 6.30pm Rose Matafeo; 7.30pm The World According to James
September 27 — 6.30pm Andy Saunders; 7.30pm The World According to James