The Archibald Prize – Marcus Wills Portrait of James Batchelor


    A curious number of finalists have been announced for the prestigious Archibald Prize. Amongst the fifty-one faces portrayed in this years crop of paintings was that of Canberra born dancer and choreographer, James Batchelor, painted by Melbourne artist Marcus Wills. Wills is something of an Archibald veteran having won the prize in 2006 for his painting The Paul Juraszek Monolith as well as making the final in 2015 for El cabeceo. Wills graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and was awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in… Continue Reading