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AAH Online: Meyne Wyatt in conversation with Benjamin Law

Dec. 11, 2020

Actor and playwright Meyne Wyatt was stunned when he won the 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize. A first-time entrant, he created the winning self-portrait as something to do during Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown. Normally, Meyne treads the boards in theatres around the country, most recently attracting acclaim for his performance in the self-penned play 'City of gold’, which gained a whole new audience when he performed a heart-stopping excerpt on ABC TV’s Q&A program. It was a bold call-to-arms for Indigenous rights.

Meyne shares his artistic and theatrical journeys with writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law, kicking off our series of interviews with finalists from Australia’s favourite art prize.

Art After Hours Online is presented with the support of the Art Gallery Society of NSW and Macquarie University.