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‘It only took 99 years’: Vincent Namatjira becomes the first Aboriginal artist to win the Archibald Prize – SBS News

Western Arrernte man Vincent Namatjira has won the 2020 Archibald Prize, becoming the first Aboriginal artist to take out the honour in its 99-year history.

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Artist and Western Arrernte man Vincent Namatjira has won the 2020 Archibald Prize, for his portrait of Indigenous footballer and community leader Adam Goodes. 
The portrait, titled Stand Strong For Who You Are, depicts Mr Namatjiri alongside Mr Goodes, who he describes as “a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for his people”. 
Mr Namatjiri was announced winner of the $100,000 prize at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday, becoming the first Indigenous artist to do so in its history. 
“It onl…

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