Bald Archy entries for 2017

 

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Wizard of TAZ   (C) Mark Tippett 2017

 

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The NSW Electoral Stakes (c) Mark Tippett 2016

Here are my two entries for this year’s lampooning Bald Archy Prize launching at the Watson Arts Centre on 12 Feb 2017. As usual there is plenty of fodder out there in the political and social media landscape and me thinks that Donald Trump doing what many pundits thought ‘against the odds’ a great leg up for Australian cartoonists and media types. In my two pieces I have once again chosen to focus on Tassie senator Jacqui Lambie and her merry band of newbies plus an old hand in ‘Independent Senator Nick X’ and Greens Leader, Robert D’N. To me it screamed ‘Wizard of Oz’ or as I’ve called it ‘Wizard of Taz’ (92 x 122 cm acrylic on canvas). Makes sense doesn’t it?

The second piece was a reaction to (ex)Premier of NSW Mike Baird and the knee jerk reaction to ban a 200-year-old industry – greyhound racing. The painting follows the story of Macquarie radio station’s ‘hounding’ of the Premier, the (then) Deputy Premier and the NSW govt. The work is called ‘The NSW Electoral Stakes’ (61 x 122cm oil on canvas). Footnote: but wouldn’t you know it, the week I was sending my works to Canberra for selection, Mike announces he is stepping aside and retiring from politics IMMEDIATELY. Politics is a fickle business; so too, lampooning!

Enjoy. The details for the upcoming Prize and tour is at www.baldarchy.com.au.

-Mark Tippett

 

 

 

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Akmal

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This a new work on comedian, Akmal Saleh, (detail) oil on canvas 91 x 91 cm. Akmal is a funny man. I chose not to add a background and keep it clean as I wanted the focus to be drawn to the expression – a moment in time.

Team Nick

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Here’s my entry in this year’s 28th Rotary Cartoon Awards at Coffs Harbour and a tribute to what is ‘Team Nick’. Yes, it’s a black and white pastel work of Nick Kyrgios – oh, he who could be a great tennis player if he manages to balance social media with ball practice (eh, Pat?). It’s titled ‘The Yolk’s on Nick’.

The Rotaries are in Coffs from July. Check it out. www.bunkercartoongallery.com.au

Update on RAW Showcase

RAW ARTIST SHOWCASE: TICKETS ON SALE TILL 12 APRIL

I’ve been selected to exhibit at an upcoming RAW Showcase in April. RAW Showcases offer an opportunity to emerging artists to exhibit their work and creativity to the world. Each showcase features not only 2D artists, but there are approx 40 artists in film, fashion, music, photography, performing art, hair and make-up for a one-night creative explosion!

The Showcase is on Friday 15 April 2016 at the Manning Bar, Manning Rd Sydney Uni (near Broadway) from 7.30pm. Tickets are now on sale.

I need sponsors!

If anyone would like to sponsor me or buy a ticket to the event if you live in Sydney, they’re only $20 each. The link to buy your ticket is http://www.rawartists.org/sydney/signature (be sure to click on my name when making your purchase).

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Fred on a Fiver

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This is a portrait I did of Fred Hollows which I’m donating it to the Fred Hollows Foundation for the marvellous pioneering work they do and after hearing about the ‘Fred on the Fiver’ campaign – a push to get recognition for this great Aussie on our currency rather than a building. The work is oil on canvas with substrate layer of raw umber wash.

The update on the Fred on the Fiver Campaign is that they are still gathering petition signatures for the campaign and there is a meeting with the Reserve Bank in March this year to discuss. The Fred Hollows Foundation is a non-government organisation. To donate visitwww.hollows.org.au or call 1800 352 352.
‪#‎fredhollowsfoundation‬

 

RAW Artist Showcase: You’re invited.

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RAW: NATURAL BORN ARTISTS PRESENTS:

I’ve been selected to exhibit my work at an upcoming RAW Showcase on April 15. RAW Showcases offer an opportunity to emerging artists to exhibit their work and creativity to the world.

The Showcase I have invited to be part of is happening:

When: Friday 15 April 2016

Where: Manning Bar, Manning Rd Sydney Uni (near Broadway)

Time: from 7.30pm

But I’m looking for sponsors. If anyone would like to sponsor me or buy a ticket to the event which promises to be exciting, featuring not only 2D artists, but makeup artists, performance artists, etc. to attend the event, they’re only 20 bucks each.

The link to buy your ticket is http://www.rawartists.org/sydney/signature (be sure to click on my name when making your purchase).