Kate Beynon named as finalist in 2021 Archibald Prize

Kate Beynon has been announced as a finalist in the 2021 Archibald Prize. ‘Collaborative Spirits’ is a striking self portrait of the artist, alongside her 22-year-old son Rali, an emerging artist and animator, and their beloved rescue dog, Tudo. The sitters wear futuristic/talismanic outfits that were adapted from a series of collaborative mask paintings made by Kate and Rali that draw on their mixed cultural backgrounds including Cantonese–Malaysian, Welsh/Celtic and Nordic, with Afro-Caribbean and Native American Pima ancestries from Kate’s husband and Rali’s father, Mike. These paintings will form the basis of a two-person exhibition at the gallery in late 2021.