Around June every year, our office starts to buzz with excitement when all the finalists for the years Archibald Prize are announced. There are collectively a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” as we scroll through all the portraits and admire the amazing talent of each individual.
However, like all art, seeing it up close and in the flesh is truly the best way to experience it, and this exhibition is no exception. And what’s better than seeing in person? Well through our Archibald Prize Corporate Experience, our clients get to take their event to a whole new level that they never forget.
But firstly, let’s take it back a step. What is the Archibald Prize?
The Archibald Prize is Australia’s most prestigious portraiture award. Having engaged its viewers since its inception, the Archibald Prize has become recognized for its artistic reflections of society and cultural shifts through imposing portraits of politicians, celebrities, sporting heroes and iconic Australian figures.
The finalists’ masterpieces are then displayed in the annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW and seen by thousands of people each year. Even if you are not the biggest art buff, this exhibition has something for everyone to enjoy.
What is our Archibald Prize Corporate Experience?
We have been working with the Art Gallery of NSW for over 10 years now, producing quality corporate events based around each year’s Archibald Prize. Thanks to our relationship, we can offer corporates exclusive access to the gallery with a private viewing of the exhibition, an impeccable three-course meal from a celebrity chef in the gallery as well as the opportunity to hear from the winners and judges in this truly immersive and intimate experience. Take a look at one of our clients’ experiences in the video below.
Why is the Archibald Prize such a good event for corporates and networking events?
The event itself is fantastic and provides the perfect opportunity to both enhance new relationships and strengthen existing ones.
Our Corporate Events Manager Angel says “It’s all about the flow of the event, from start to finish, that makes client networking so easy and natural. It’s unlike any other event we host.” Angel has been running our Archibald Prize events for many years now and knows the ins and outs of the gallery and the best strategy for hosting the perfect corporate evening.
“The event allows for those companies hosting to achieve an event that never stagnates. Flowing from delicious welcome drinks and canapes, to wandering the gallery and gaining an element of education with Art Guides on hand discussing the paintings, and to finally sitting down in a completely empty gallery with just your party to enjoy a delicious menu from celebrity chef Matt Moran’s restaurant Chiswick at the Gallery.”
“We find that the artwork is not only amazing to look at, but provides the perfect ice breaker for people to strike up a conversation that starts those ever-important business relationships.”
How do I organise this?
To organise your Archibald Prize experience, get in touch with our team and we can plan the perfect evening to help you achieve your business goals.