Inaugural Redcliffe Peninsula Floral and Art Festival
St Peter the Fisherman Anglican Church,
13 Lucinda Street, Clontarf.
Friday 23 Juneâ€”Sunday 25 June 2017
(sheet on noticeboard in RAS main studio) or contact RAS Special Events Manager
Jocelyn Polley M: 0447 766 886
Bald Archy Bus Trip to Cleveland
The RAS is planning a trip to the Bald ArchyÂ Exhibition and a visit to the Redland ArtÂ Gallery on Wed 5 July 2017. Admission to the Bald Archy is $5.00 (concession $4.00).Â Entry to the Redland Art Gallery is free.Â Cost for the bus trip is $30 each and includes morning tea.Â Departs 8.30am from the Old Fire Station Redcliffe.Â Bus returns approx 5.00pm.Â Lunch is at your own costâ€”BYO or eat at local venues,Â suggest Redland RSL.Â Bus fare must be paid by 16 June.Â Please Note: There is no underneath storage on the bus.Â Register your interest on the sheet (noticeboard RAS main studio) or contact Jocelyn Polley M: 0447 766 886
More information about The Bald ArchyÂ Prize
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, ranging from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar, to create portrait paintings of humour, dark satire, light comedy or caricature.
Winning subjects over the years have included 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, and Ian Thorpe
Now 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, the reason why the exhibition of finalists keeps breaking attendance records wherever it is shown.
Celebrating its 23rd year in 2016, the exhibitionÂ begins in Canberra before going on tour throughout Eastern Australia.