Mitchy J leads attack for the Bald Archies

IT’S a little bit cheeky and a whole lot of fun and it gets off to a glitzy, glamorous start tonight at Inverell Art Gallery.

The gallery, in the heart of the New England, was chosen as one of a select few venues to host the 21-year-old Bald Archy touring exhibition, a parody on the famed Archibald Prize.

Gallery supervisor Jo Williams can’t wait for the opening.

“It’s something we’ve all been really looking forward to and I know we won’t be disappointed,” Ms Williams said. 

This year’s winner is an outrageous image of cricketer Mitchell Johnson titled Wrecking Balls (Ashes To Ashes), by Newcastle artist Judy Nadin, who also won the prize several years ago with a very amusing nude Bert Newton. Wrecking Balls is one of 50 entries in the exhibition. 

Tonight’s gala opening is at 6.30pm, with admission set at $20, but a morning tea will also be held next Wednesday, at 10.30am with admission priced at $10.

The exhibition continues at the Inverell Art Gallery until Thursday, May 22. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for concession holders. 

SIMPLY NOT CRICKET: Judy Nadin’s Wrecking Balls (Ashes to Ashes) is one of 50 paintings in the travelling Bald Archy exhibition which will open at Inverell Art Gallery tonight.

SIMPLY NOT CRICKET: Judy Nadin’s Wrecking Balls (Ashes to Ashes) is one of 50 paintings in the travelling Bald Archy exhibition which will open at Inverell Art Gallery tonight.

The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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