arts and design

Vincent Namatjira’s ‘cheeky revenge’: the Archibald prize winner’s past work – in pictures

Last Friday, Vincent Namatjira became the first Indigenous artist to win Australia’s prestigious Archibald prize, for his portrait of footballer Adam Goodes. For many Australians, this was an introduction to the Western Aranda artist who now lives in the remote community of Indulkana, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) region in the north-west of South Australia. But the artist, a descendent of renowned painter Albert Namatjira, has been growing in renown in the art world over the past five years, showing at the prestigious Art Basel in Miami in 2018, winning the 2019 Ramsay art prize, and receiving an Order of Australia in 2020

  • All images and some quotes and captions courtesy of Iwantja Arts and This Is No Fantasy


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