Saturday, April 30, 2011

Work in progress

Mixed media on canvas. 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

More Pics (and leaks)

(Photos Marco Del Grande)

Friday, April 22, 2011

The opening

Hat tip to my friend Steve Panozzo for the photos, thanks.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

First win in 2002 for my first participation (Ian Thorpe)

Winner Bald Archy 2007 (Dame Edna/Barry Humphries)

From the archives. Winner of the 2004 Bald Archy (Rupert Murdoch)

In the press

Prime Minister Julia Gillard as Mona Lisa, former NSW premier Kristina Keneally as a pensive mermaid and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange with his trousers down – where else but at the Bald Archy awards?
Politicians dominated the humorous art competition, but it was a depiction of Mr Assange taking a leak in an American top hat that took the 2001 prize, which was announced in Sydney on Tuesday.
The painting, entitled `Bad Ass…ange’, by French artist Xavier Ghazi, was “deliciously, irreverently, larrikin-y Australian,” competition founder Peter Batey said.
The Bald Archy exhibition and its $5000 prize is advertised as the only art show one in the world judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude.
Maude’s decision was “not influenced by fame or favour”, Mr Batey joked.
The cockatoo wasn’t present at the announcement, but a contented cat called Rocky watched on with interest.
A total of seven Julian Assange caricatures made the finals of the competition, which makes fun of Australian celebrities and politicians.
But Ghazi’s was “the definitive Bald Archy”, Mr Batey said.
“It’s an appropriate subject which people seem to have varied opinions about.”
Assange is portrayed with his usual deadpan expression and his trousers around his ankles as he pees into a top hat with an American flag on it.
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Bald Archy winner backs Bad Ass-Ange

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Winner of the Bald Archy prize Xavier Ghazi says he agrees with the philosophy behind his muse Julian Assange's WikiLeaks organisation.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Xavier Ghazi is 4th time winner of the Bald Archy Prize 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Winner of the Bald Archy Prize 2011 to be announced Tuesday 19. Fingers, or rather brushes, crossed!


The Winning Entry will be announced
on Tuesday 19 April
at 12 noon at the
TAP Gallery, 45 Burton Street,
The exhibition will be open to the public
Daily from 12 noon to 6.00pm
until 15 May.