Here Are All The Pop Culture Figures Depicted By This Year’s Archibald Prize Finalists

A deceptively photorealistic self-portrait of an artist and Missy Higgins becoming The Special Two, a Citizen Kane inspired Nick Cave film poster, and a fragmented pop art treatment of cyclist Anna Meares are among the 52 works announced as part of this year’s Archibald Prize finalists. 

The winner of the nation’s most prestigious, renowned and longest-running portraiture prize will be announced next week, but already Sydney artist Tim Storrier, who took out the Archibald in 2012 for this gorgeous faceless self-portrait, has won the Packing Room Prize for his exuberant portrait of Barry Humphries’ alter ego Sir Les Patterson. 

But the famous faces don’t end there (what’s up Cate Blanchett, Adam Goodes and Nick Cave?). Check out some of our favourites below. 
Sydney Swans’ Adam Goodes by Alan Jones.
Cyclist Anna Meares by Phillip Barnes.
Parramatta Eels’ Fuifui Moimoi by Nicolee Payne.
Snowboarder Torah Bright by Zoë Young

Actress Cate Blanchett by Tim Maguire.
Comedian John Safran by Samuel Rush Condon.
Actor Richard Roxburgh by Paul Ryan.
Entertainer Barry Humphries by Rodney Pople.
Barry Humphries as Sir Leslie Colin by Tim Storrier.
Musician Nick Cave by James Powditch.
Musician Tim Rogers by Jason Benjamin.
Musician Dan Sultan by Carla Fletcher.
Musician Missy Higgins by Sophia Hewson.
Musician Harvey Miller (Client Liaison) by Sally Ross.
See the rest of the finalists here.
Finalists of this year’s prize will be exhibited at the Gallery of New South Wales from July 19 before touring galleries around New South Wales.

4 October 2014 – 16 November 2014 Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 

21 November 2014 – 4 January 2015 Gosford Regional Gallery 
16 January 2015 – 22 February 2015 Maitland Regional Art Gallery 
28 February 2015 – 12 April 2015 Lismore Regional Gallery 
18 April 2015 – 31 May 2015 Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 
5 June 2015 – 19 July 2015 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 
24 July 2015 – 6 September 2015 Griffith Regional Art Gallery