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The first Indigenous winner in the Archibald Prize’s 99-year history has been announced – SBS News

Wongutha-Yamatji man Meyne Wyatt has been awarded the 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize for his self-portrait. He tells SBS News he hopes the historic win will …

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For almost a century, an Indigenous artist has never won any of the prizes on offer in the prestigious Archibald Prize, until now.
Wongutha-Yamatji artist was awarded the 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize for his self-portrait Meyne on Thursday. 
The Packing Room Prize a cash prize of $1,500 is awarded to the best entry in the Archibald Prize as judged by the Art Gallery of New South Wales staff who receive, unpack and hang the entries.
The shortlist for the main Archibald Prize was announced…

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