The Bald Archy exhibition will open at the Peppin Heritage Centre on Saturday night.CASS SAVELLIS March 28, 2014 4:10am
Fifty of the famed Bald Archy Prize artworks landed at the Peppin Heritage Centre yesterday.
In its 21st year, the Bald Archy celebrates the satirical works of Australian politicians, sportspeople and well known personalities and is the brainchild of Peter Batey.
This year’s winner was titled ‘Wrecking Balls (Ashes to Ashes)’ by Judy Nadin, which features Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson swinging on a giant cricket ball.
An official exhibition opening will take place at the Peppin Heritage Centre on Saturday at 6.30pm, with Mr Batey as special guest. Cost is $15 per person.
PHC tourism officer Denise Thomas says the town is ‘‘privileged’’ to have the comedic version of the Archibald Prize in Deniliquin.
‘‘It’s a once in a lifetime chance to see the exhibition, we never know if we’ll get the chance to host it each year,’’ she said.
‘‘We have been lucky to have it at the PHC for a few years in a row.
‘‘There are some great subjects this year – Clive Palmer has been a popular one.’’
Those wishing to attend the opening must book with the PHC on 5898
Entry to the PHC is by gold coin donation and visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite in the ‘people’s choice’ section. The Bald Archy will be on display until April 26.
Shepparton’s Declo Bisimwa firmly believes education is the key to a better life.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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