For the 6th time, the deliciously wicked Bald Archys return to Tuggeranong Arts Centre from 3 to 20 May. The Archys are the creation of Peter Batey OAM, Director of the Coolac Festival of Fun, and have grown from humble beginnings to national prominence.
Launched at the Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, the Bald Archys travel to Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Deniliquin, Melbourne, Bright and Adelaide. The exhibition attracts huge crowds wherever it goes and Tuggeranong is no exception.
‘The Bald Archys are a signature event at Tuggeranong Arts Centre,’ said the Centre’s Gallery and Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Suzie Edwards. ‘Thousands of people come each time the show is on and they always have a good laugh at the paintings of our beloved politicians, sports people and arts identities.’
This year’s exhibition features some 40 works, the winning entry being Xavier Ghazi’s janus portrait of Barry Humphries/Dame Edna. Admission to the exhibition is by gold coin donation. Gallery hours have been extended to meet demand and will be from 9 to 5 week days and 10 to 4 weekends.
Enquiries phone 6293 1443
Info on the website www.tca.asn.au