Dogs are special members of our families and October 4 at the Rosny Farm in Tasmania is a day to dedicated them.
Featuring agility competitions, dress-ups, visiting vets and much more, this annual Dogs Day Out also offers a barbecue and live music to entertain the whole family.
The Poochibald Art Prize will be a feature of the 2015 event. Works from artists such as Hazel Howie will be on display in the Schoolhouse Gallery.
Poochibald Prize 2015
First came The Archibald Prize; awarded annually to the best portrait, ‘preferably of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted by any artist resident in Australasia’. The Bald Archy Prize was founded in 1994, designed to ‘avoid discrimination by those afraid of a cultural image,’ and has become significant in its irreverence.
Now in 2015, Clarence City Council revisits its own tongue-in-cheek interpretation of this great Australian prize. The Poochibald Prize features paintings, drawings and prints of local artists’ dogs, dogs they know and even some famous pooches.
Both adult and junior sections will be on display in The Schoolhouse Gallery. Winners will be announced at the annual Dogs Day Out.
When: Sunday 4th October 2015, from 11am to 3pm
Where: Rosny Farm, Tasmania
For more details, visit the City of Clarence Website