Thursday, March 15, 2012

Father Bob Immortalised

Our favourite crusty old Catholic priest Father Bob Maguire has been immortalised for the Archibald portrait prize which opens in 2 weeks at the NSW Art Gallery. The Packer's Prize ( the gallery workers choice-not the Packer family!) was chosen today-actor John Wood (below).
Father Bob has upset the powers that be and been removed from his parish-something to do with ministering to the poor. A benefactor has set him up in nearby premises so he can carry on his work. We feel sure he fits the requirements for the subject of an Archibald entrant: a person who has made a significant contribution to society.

Watch the video below of very clever stencil artist E.L.K (above) as he produces the Father Bob portrait: