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Local artist Tim Bowtell’s work ‘On Deaf Ears’ will feature in this year’s Bald Archy Exhibition, to be launched in Swanpool on Friday 19 August.

Witness art and humour collide at Swanpool’s Bald Archy gala launch on Friday 19 August, while raising money for Benalla’s charitable foundation, Tomorrow Today.

In its 23rd year, the larrikin national art prize features the work of over 40 artists whose subjects include sporting luminaries, politicians and other well-known Australian figures.

The launch offers an exclusive opportunity to preview the exhibition, which includes local artist Tim Bowtell’s painting ‘On Deaf Ears’, depicting Malcolm Turnbull’s response to a request to work for $1 and donate his salary to charity.

Tickets are available at $30 per person and include entry, drinks and finger food, with all proceeds from ticket sales generously donated to Tomorrow Today.

“We’re most grateful to the Swanpool community for again directing the proceeds from this night to Tomorrow Today,” said Board Chair Sally Gamble. “The funds will contribute to helping create a stronger, more resilient and prosperous Benalla and district community.”

The gala launch will run from 6.30 to 8.30pm, with bookings and enquiries via Tomorrow Today on 03 5762 1211 (BH) or 0429 173 418 (AH). Be sure to book early as places are capped at 150.

The exhibition will be held at Swanpool and District Memorial Hall, 2386 Midland Hwy,  and will run for a further two weeks after the launch from August 20 until September 4, open daily from 10am to 4pm.