Bald Archy - Corowa

Friday 11 October 2019 to Sunday 03 November 2019

Overview

Federation Council is pleased to announce the Corowa Art Space will again host the famous Bald Archy Prize.

Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

Now known internationally as the only art competition in the world to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all walks of life, the reason why the exhibition of finalists keeps breaking attendance records wherever it is shown.

Celebrating its 26th year in 2019, the exhibition begins in Canberra before going on tour throughout Eastern Australia.

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