Acclaimed Dhungatti artist Blak Douglas – born Adam Douglas Hill – has won the 2022 Archibald prize, for his portrait of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, titled Moby Dickens.
Douglas collected the $100,000 prize on Friday, at the Art Gallery of NSW. It’s the second time an Aboriginal artists has won the prize in 101 years, after Vincent Namatjira in 2020.
Dickens, who is based on Bundjalung country in Lismore, is painted holding drenched and leaking buckets while standing ankle-deep in flood water.
Blak Douglas reflects on his win and chats to Lets Talk about what this means for Indigenous art in Australia.