The Beards

What do Ned Kelly, Che Guevara and Abraham Lincoln all have in common?

Great facial hair is one answer…

“Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard!” said Scottish knight Sir William Wallace before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

These inspirational words are echoed by rebel Peter Lalor’s famous rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade “Let us stand truly by each other and fight to defend our beards and moustaches!”

We’ve cracked open the art store to prepare for a battle of our own. We’ve combed the beard section for the best and bushiest, judged them, and here we have the winners.

Presenting the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s 2020 best Beard and Stache selection.


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