The Guardian: Portrait of a mentor: ‘granddaddy of National Art School campus finds himself the subject

The Guardian: Portrait of a mentor: ‘granddaddy of National Art School campus finds himself the subject

Article by Ben Doherty

“When you paint someone you know, it is not just a subject, it’s someone you have a connection with. I wanted to capture that soul, that person, the generosity that everyone sees in him. I hope I have done that.” – Lesley Wengembo

The Guardian Australia speak with current student Lesley Wengembo and the subject of his Archibald Prize entry, NAS Campus Assistant Mal Nabogi about the National Art School, Wengembo’s practice and Nabogi’s positive influence special connection to all students on campus.

Read more through the link below.

Image: National Art School student Lesley Wengembo with Mal Nabogi, standing, the subject of his Archibald prize entry. Photo: Carly Earl/The Guardian

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