The Bald Archy

Bald Archy winner Pocket Rocket (detail) by James Brennan

14 October - 11 November

Kerry Packer, Amanda Vanstone, Edmund Capon, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, John Howard and Pauline Hanson, Robbie and Gai Waterhouse, Rupert Murdoch, Jeff Kennett, Cardinal George Pell, Tony Abbott, David Warner  and Ian Thorpe - these are just some of the big names attached to the what just might be the country's silliest, provocative, bizarre and hilarious art competition, The Bald Archy Prize.

It might have started as a bit of a joke in a festival of fun in a little place not far from Gundagai, but the Bald Archy has become an irreverent reminder that the grand tradition of extracting the urine is alive and well amongst the art and culture types.

The satirical little cousin of that other portraiture competition is on tour around the nation and has set up camp at the National Wool Museum until November 11. You can see this year's winner 'Pocket Rocket' as well as pointed, pointy, satirical and just a little unsettling takes on the people and events that help shape what we tend to call the national discourse because if we called it what it really is we would be barred from ever joining parliament even if we didn't have Section 44 issues.

Find out more about the Geelong tour dates at the National Wool Museum or chuckle along at previous entries into The Bald Archy Prize.

Pocket Rocket By James Brennan

Pocket Rocket By James Brennan

Under Scrutiny By Julia Davis

Under Scrutiny By Julia Davis

Very Nice Mr Trump By Ed McMahon

Very Nice Mr Trump By Ed McMahon

When Theres A Lull By Judy Nadin

When Theres A Lull By Judy Nadin

Queen Of Smarts By Judy Nadin

Queen Of Smarts By Judy Nadin

Parliament Go By Kristen Wiadrowski

Parliament Go By Kristen Wiadrowski

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