Best of the Bald Archy Prize

For 25 years a discerning cockatoo named Maude has judged Australia’s most irreverent art prize: the Bald Archys. In an Australian first, Museum of the Riverina gathers all the winning entries of the nation’s toast to satirical portraiture.

Founded in 1994 in the Riverina town of Coolac by Peter Batey OAM, the Bald Archys stand apart from that other portraiture prize they hold in Sydney. Bald Archy entries skewer and lampoon the egos and excesses of our celebrities and politicians.

The Best of the Bald Archy prize is on exhibition at Museum of the Riverina’s Historic Council Chambers site from 6 February – 13 May 2018.

Exhibition Launch

Best of the Bald Archy will officially launched by with special guests Peter Batey OAM, and the prize's first winner, nationally-recognised cartoonist Rocco Fazzari.

  • When: 7:30pm Friday 9 Feb, 2018
  • Where: Museum of the Riverina's Historic Council Chambers site (243 Baylis St)
  • RSVP: Please RSVP using the form below

Digital drawing and painting workshop with Rocco Fazzari

Rocco Fazzari will present a workshop to assist artists to feel as comfortable creating images on digital devices as they are using traditional mediums.

Find out all about it and register here.