The exhibition of the Bald Archy Prize competition will be on display in the Blue Mountains at the Leura Golf Club from Saturday 26 May to Sunday 24 June. The 2018 exhibition represents the 25th anniversary of the irreverent portraiture competition, ‘notorious’ for its comic and satirical depictions of well-known Australians.
The winner of this year’s Bald Archy was Maitland painter, James Brennan, for his ‘Anh Can Do’ painting of comedian and artist Anh Do. It was the fourth time Brennan has won the coveted prize and follows last year’s winning portrait of now-disgraced cricketer, David Warner. The 2018 exhibition features politicians in the spotlight such as ‘Shanghai Sam’ (Dastyari), ‘Kiwi Barnaby’ (Joyce), Peter Dutton, and Tony Abbott, along with celebrities from the artistic and sporting world including Craig McLachlan, Jimmy Barnes, Barry Humphries and Steve Smith. Subject matters for the paintings cover hot contemporary issues such as same sex marriage and the MP’s citizenship crisis.
View the 2018 Exhibition of Bald Archy Prize finalists at Leura Golf Club, opposite Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains.
Saturday 26 May to Sunday 24 June
Wednesday to Saturday – 12pm to 7pm
Sunday – 12pm to 5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
$5 entry fee (children free)
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