Time for Bald Archy

Benalla Ensign - - News - By Simon Ruppert

For­mer En­sign edi­tor Libby Price will open this year’s Bald Archy Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Tick­ets for the event, which sup­ports Be­nalla’s To­mor­row To­day Foun­da­tion, are $30 and in­clude en­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion, fin­ger food and drinks.

Among the more than 40 works on dis­play is Judy Nadin’s Queen of Smarts fea­tur­ing Australian ac­tress, co­me­dian and writer Magda Szubanski.

The Bald Archy pro­gram is now in its 24th year and pro­vides artists of all styles and stan­dards with a gen­uine op­por­tu­nity to show­case their work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases comic or satir­i­cal por­traits, prefer­ably of an Australian pub­lic fig­ure dis­tin­guished in art, sci­ence, pol­i­tics, sport or the me­dia.

Over the years many pub­lic fig­ures have found them­selves the sub­ject of a Bald Archy ex­hibit, in­clud­ing Kerry Packer, Amanda Van­stone, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Ever­age, Tony Ab­bott and Ian Thorpe.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will open on Fri­day, Au­gust 25, from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Swan­pool and Dis­trict Me­mo­rial Hall.

It will then run from Au­gust 26 to Septem­ber 10 and is sup­port­ing To­mor­row To­day for the third time.

To­mor­row To­day’s fo­cus is com­mu­nity phi­lan­thropy. It works with in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions across busi­ness, gov­ern­ment and com­mu­nity to cre­ate and sus­tain vibrant projects.

Book­ings can be made on­line at www.to­mor­row­to­day.com.au or phone 5762 1211 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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