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Bald Archy Prize 2017

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If you love art and a good laugh, head to the Baldy Archy Prize, which is currently on show at the National Wool Museum.

The Baldy Archie was created in 1994 by Peter Batey OAM, as part of a Coolac Festival of Fun.

Pauline Hanson, Image from National Wool Museum website

As created as a joke, this exhibition has become iconic on the Australian art calendar featuring comic and satirical images of well-known Australians.

There will be selected works will be on display but over the years, winners include Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, John Howard, Pauline Hanson and David Warner.

David Warner, Image from Bald Archy Prize website

Judged by Maude, a sulphur-crested cockatoo is the judge of this internationally art competition.

While in Geelong attending the Archibald Prize exhibition, don't forget to view the hilarious Bald Archy Prize display until 11 November.

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Why? View an alternative art exhibition
When: 14 October - 11 November
Phone: (03) 5272 4701
Where: National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong
Cost: Adult: $9.00, Concession: $7.00. Children under 16: Free
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