“Luke, Bessie and the Artist’s Towel “, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 75 cm

Luke Buckmaster is the film critic for the Guardian Australia, author of the George Miller biography “Miller and Max ” and former co-host of ABC iView series The Critics. He is a noted Climate activist and the grandson of Archibald Prize winner Ernest Buckmaster.

As such he is a perfect choice as subject for the Archibald prize that stipulates that the subject should be accomplished in the realm of Arts and Letters.

Luke is shown as a gentle warrior and Bessie glares protectively.