TarraWarra Museum of Art and 2012 Archibald Prize Tour

Touring the Archibald Prize Winner and Exhibition of the finalists throughout regional Australia is such a great idea. The Archibald is awarded for the best portrait, preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in Art Letters Science or Politics, which has been painted by an artist resident in Australia during the 12 months preceding the date fixed by the Trustees each year  While everyone would like to take time out to visit other cities and take in art and cultural offerings in reality it is often hard to organize. So its great when the art comes to you. The Touring Exhibition this year features Tim Storrier’s prize winning self-portrait ‘The Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch)’, which will be sure to attract a great deal of attention. It will arrive in Victoria and be on show in the heart of the renowned Yarra Valley winery region, where it will open on June 9th and be on display until July 8th. The TarraWarra Museum of Art (TWMA) will play host. Its director Victoria Lynn noted that it offered ‘audiences the chance to see a wide range of contemporary perspectives on the long established tradition of the painted portrait’.  The TWMA is Australia’s first significant privately funded publicly owned Art Museum. just one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Last year over 47000 visitors boosted the local economy over 27 days. This year they are sure the numbers will be up. So take in some art and culture with a drop of the best vintage grape by spending a perfect winter’s day out in the Yarra Valley. Enquiries (03) 5957 3100 or email [email protected] twma.com.au Website www.twma.com.au

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