Friday, March 16, 2012

Luke Cornish named Archibald Prize finalist

Melbourne stencil artist Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K., is a finalist in this year's Archibald Prize.

Cornish is the first street art finalist in the history of the prestigious prize.

His finely detailed portrait, Father Bob, features Melbourne's Father Bob Maguire. The creation of the portrait was documented in the shortlisted Tropfest 2012 film Me We:

Cornish's achievement further raises the profile of street art and highlights its growing acceptance within the conservative art establishment.
Cornish was previously awarded the Australian Stencil Art prize for 2010.

See all the finalists here.

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