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IMAGINE seeing Julia Gillard seductively smoking a cigarette or Gina Rinehart indulging in a large chocolate cake.
These are just a taste of what people can expect to see at the Bald Archy exhibition that will open tomorrow at the Swanpool theatre.
It is crude, but organisers said it is the art’s hidden meanings and satirical themes that excite people.
Bald Archy Prize director Peter Batey said even though the art mocked iconic people, some were serious.
“Some people think it’s a load of rubbish but when you see all the winners together it’s bloody great art,” he said.
Mr Batey said Swanpool had a great community group who worked hard to host the event.
The Bald Archy Prize was created 20 years ago as a lampoon of the Archibald Prize because Mr Batey thought it was “pompous”.
“I thought about the Archibald Prize and I said it’s time to get them,” he said.
Mr Batey encouraged people to attend the Swanpool exhibition because it was the only one in Victoria.
He said people should be able to identify each and every person in the paintings.
There are 44 paintings, six being of Gina Rinehart and others of Tony Abbott, Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Russell Crowe.
Mr Batey said the winner was chosen based on the hilarity of the art by a cockatoo named Maude.
“The cockatoo screams profanities at each painting and bobs up and down at the winner,” he said.
The exhibition continues daily to August 25.
Click play on the video below for a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit.