The Bald Archy Prize 2019

8 February to 11 March

Open daily 10am-4pm

Admission: $8; $6 concession; children under 16 free


Created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious competition, the Bald Archy Prize provides artists of all styles and standards with a genuine opportunity to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.

Known internationally as the only art competition in the world to be judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the satirical side of this event has its basis in the irreverent, larrikin Australian comic comment, with great appeal to people from all walks of life.


Previous page image: James Brennan ‘Anh Can Do’ (detail), winner of the The Bald Archy Prize 2018

Bald Archy Prize Director/Founder: Peter Batey OAM