Gunnybalds expands to include wider region

Gunnedah Shire Council

Artists from the New England North West and Central West can now join locals in submitting works for the upcoming Gunnybalds exhibition.

A new medium, digital works, will be included this year, and digital artists are invited to showcase their works.

The Gunnybalds is our tribute to the famous Archibald Prize for portraiture and is returning to the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery after many years.

Gunnedah Shire Council’s Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said this year’s exhibition would have a modern twist and entry is free.

“Exhibitions like this play a vital role in communities, enhancing opportunities to foster creativity, inclusivity and accessibility,” she said.

“We look forward to being inundated with entries to see the exhibition become a great success for Gunnedah.”

The exhibition will include two categories – junior (17 and under) and open (18 and over).

All works are to be submitted by April 4, 2022 to Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery with entry form attached and all artworks ready to hang.

Opening night will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 6pm.

The entry form is available at The Civic, Gunnedah Shire Council Administration Centre in Elgin Street, and online at

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