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Courtney Barnett

A portrait of ARIA-winning indie musician Courtney Barnett is among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize. Barnett was captured by friend Melissa Grisancich, who painted the portrait after spending time at Barnett’s home taking photographs and doing sketches. “I’m a big fan of her music with its unique mix of rock, folk, indie …


Comedian-turned-painter Anh Do has won the People’s Choice award at the Archibald Prize with his portrait of gay Indigenous actor Jack Charles. Do said he first approached Charles to appear on his show Brush With Fame to sit for a portrait after reading about his incredible life story as an “esteemed actor, former heroin addict …