The pawsome Poochibald is back

ONE of the City of Clarence’s most loved art prizes, The Poochibald™, is back in 2020 with entries now being accepted.

The annual Poochibald™ draws in crowds of dog owners and dog lovers alike to delight in the pawsome artworks in the Schoolhouse Gallery at Rosny Farm Arts Centre.

The prize is an opportunity for artists to unleash their creativity and submit a portrait of their canine friend.

This year, there is the exciting new category of small pooch sculptures, alongside painting, drawing and printmaking.

“We are thrilled to be bringing the Poochibald™ back this year after COVID-19 has brought so much disruption,” Clarence City Council’s Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Events Special Committee Heather Chong said.

“This is a really fun feature of our annual arts and events calendar.

“I encourage everyone to have a go – especially those in the community interested in sculpture.

“I look forward to this extra dynamic of the Poochibald™ this year.”

If you can’t enter, be sure to make it along to the exhibition from 25 September to 13 October to see if you can spot your pet’s ‘doggelganger’ or one of your neighbour’s pooches looking quite fetching while featured in a frame.

All artworks for submission are to be delivered to the Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny Farm on Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 September between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

Due to the often-overwhelming popularity of entries from schools, teachers are asked to contact the staff at the Schoolhouse Gallery before submitting student work as limits will apply.

Prizes will be announced on 24 September.

For further information, visit www.clarenceartsandevents.net/opportunities/ or phone 03 6217 9607.

Caption: Poochibald 2019 winner Bridie Stolp with her overall winning artwork ‘Safe from Here’.


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