The Henderson Gallery unveiled the works of three artists competing for the Archibald Prize at their showcase event on Thursday, 29 June. The Archibald Prize is awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia.’

This year, principal artist Robert Henderson and Henderson-signed artists Cameron Seymour and Gurramin reflected on their entries as the stories and passion behind their work was revealed. Robert’s subject is Kenny Gormly of Australian band The Cruel Sea. Gurramin chose Elder and mentor Uncle Melroy Morrison, and Cameron portrayed Robert Henderson on canvas.

Robert and Gurramin have also entered the Suleman Prize Competition.

See socials from the sneak peek of Robert’s entry here.

Banner Image: Robert Henderson, Yarraka Bayles, Suzanne Goodchild