Ten  members and one visitor attended the exhibition. The Archibald is the Australian portraiture art prize for painting. It was first awarded in 1921 by JF Archibald, and the winners often reflect the social history of the time.
It is a who’s who of Australian culture from politicians to celebrities , sporting heroes and artists. 2023 is the first time more works by women than men have been entered , and the number of Aboriginal artists have set a new high.
Portraits included Noni Hazlehurst, Daniel Johns, Harry Garside the boxer, and Michelle Simmons a global leader in quantum computing.
The winner was by Julia Gutman an oil based painting of singer Montaigne. based on textiles and embroidery.
We all thought it was thought provoking and certainly worth the trip there.
 A delicious lunch was had at the Kirks Hotel Mornington (picture) with a wonderful view of the sea.