Two Castlemaine artists who collaborate together have made the finals of the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize – Australia’s richest art prize.
Lyndell Brown and Charles Green are named among the finalists for this year’s Doug Moran with their collaboratively produced portrait of Australian Indigenous Yolngu painter, filmmaker and curator, Wukun Wanambi.
“This portrait is of one of the most remarkable men we have ever met,” Brown told the Mail.
The two local artists met the well-travelled, charismatic Yolngu senior elder, Wanambi, during a 2019 conference of artists and academics held in the top-end community of Yirrkala
“He made us feel honoured guests despite his heavy cultural obligations and his own frail health,” Brown told the Mail this week.
“The portrait is a tribute to a remarkable man who impressed himself deeply upon us in our conversations with him and to whom we felt deeply grateful.” Read more in today’s Mail.