On the Archibald Prize website you will find listed as a finalist on Luke Cornish, better known around Canberra as ELK.
We believe he is the first stencil artist to achieve this honour which is a hell of a thing for a local.
Amongst ELK’s many claims to fame included Liberal MLA Steve Pratt attacking his commissioned artwork and ending up on The Chaser:
UPDATE 15/03/12 12:50: Rowan Henderson has been in touch to point out Luke isn’t the only local finalist:
Local Canberra artists Gary Smith and Frank Thirion also made the finals with their entry ‘The faceless men’.