Same Same - Could LGBTQ activist Kim Leutwyler win $100k Archibald Prize

According to Andrew Taylor, Deputy Arts Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, “The favourites to win the Archibald Prize are usually exhibited in the centre room of the gallery space.” This means Leutwyler’s in with a good chance, as this is where you’ll find Start the Riot, her portrait of top model and activist Ollie Henderson.

Henderson has received global recognition for founding fashion label and youth empowerment project House of Riot. “As a feminist member of the LGBTQ community, Ollie publicly speaks openly about the objectification inherent to a career in modelling, and the unrealistic modification of images that sets unattainable standards of beauty,” explains Leutwyler.