Archibald prize 2017: Sydney artist Mitch Cairns wins for portrait of partner

By Steph Harmon

The artist, who has been shortlisted on four previous occasions, wins $100,000 portrait prize for painting of his partner Agatha Gothe-Snape

The 2017 Archibald prize has been awarded to artist Mitch Cairns for a portrait of his partner and fellow artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, with the Art Gallery of NSW’s Board of Trustees – who judge the prize – also awarding a highly commended to Jun Chen, for his portrait of Ray Hughes.

Cairns, who was a finalist in 2013’s Archibald prize, and highly commended in both 2014 and 2015, said he “composed this portrait with love.

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