• The Archibald Prize 2015

    Uncle Max Finalist

Smoke & Mirrors
214 x 214cm
Acrylic on canvas

Uncle Max Eulo has etched his way into modern Sydney Aboriginal culture somewhat enigmatically. I recall seeing him for the first time, a decade ago at a launch in Ashfield.

His introductory catch phrase was- ‘My name’s Uncle Max Eulo and I’m from Bourke… where the Crows fly backwards’. Thereafter, I’ve seen Uncle Max at most Indigenous events, cleansing the scene with his coolamon and smoking gum leaves. I thought this lovely man should be portrayed not only because of his prepossessing face but the fact that he has become one of the most recognised artistic celebrities within the performative public arena. Where there’s smoke, there’s Uncle Max.

“I’m elated to be the first identified Dhungatti Aboriginal artist to have been selected as a finalist for the Archibald Prize.”

Blak Douglas (aka- Adam Hill) 2015

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