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Behind The Lines

5 March  10:00 am - 12 April  4:00 pm

The National Cartoon Gallery will once again be hosting bi-annual favourite Behind The Lines in the Bunker gallery. This travelling exhibition is curated by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra and celebrates the role of political cartoonists in Australia and the power their drawings have in contributing to our daily political and social discourse. 

This year’s theme ‘a dog’s breakfast’ politely describes 2020’s mix of disruption and uncertainty via a collection of 104 cartoons from 36 cartoonists published in a broad range of media outlets, including one from the USA. Fortunately, our cartoonists have also captured moments of good and humour amid the drama to complete a collection that summarises the year that was.

MoAD Director Daryl Karp explains “Nothing about 2020 has been ‘business as usual’.  Never has a free and accurate media seemed more important, and never have we needed our cartoonists so much.”

This year adds new dimensions to the exhibition with the inclusion of an AV component and an interactive game for all the family as well as digital gif cartoons.

The exhibition also features works from this year’s Political Cartoonist of the Year award recipient, Cathy Wilcox. Cathy is cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age and she will join us on Friday 5 March to officially open the exhibition. All are welcome to join us for nibbles and drinks at the gallery from 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available from the gallery, or online by CLICKING HERE (please note all online purchases will incur a small processing fee). Take the opportunity to meet Cathy and reflect on 2020 via this fun, lighthearted medium that never fails to connect.

For opening night Tickets CLICK HERE


5 March  10:00 am
12 April  4:00 pm
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