Blak Douglas wins coveted Archibald Prize
For artist Blak Douglas coming first in the Archibald Prize means everything.
But that first was hard fought. Douglas has entered the coveted art prize five times.
He is the second Indigenous person to win after Vincent Namatjira won the prize in 2020 for his portrait of Adam Goodes.
Douglas, 52, is a Sydney- based Dhungatti man. His real name is Adam Hills but he changed it to Blak Douglas to avoid confusion with the Australian comedian of the same name.