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Opening Night – Behind the Lines
2 November 2018 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come & join noted Sydney Morning Herald Cartoonist, Walkley Award winner and TED talker, Cathy Wilcox “In Conversation” for the official opening of the ‘Behind the Lines’ Political Cartoons Exhibition. Entry is by Gold Coin donation, with light refreshments, a cash bar, and raffles.
In Cathy’s own words:
Cathy Wilcox has been drawing cartoons since she was old enough to scratch the furniture.
She honed her skills in the margins of school textbooks — always an eye out for squarish blank spaces.
She earned her letters at Art College.
This was followed by a fermentation period of a few years in the cultural petri-dish of Paris.
Eventually, the Sydney Morning Herald took pity on her and gave her her own blank spaces to fill.
And here she is, churning out cartoons almost daily since 1989, pausing only to procreate, make cups of tea and collect cartooning awards.
She has cocked her skeptical eyebrow and poked her inky nib at pretty much any subject you care to name.
Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, Behind the Lines -The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top.
The Exhibition comes to us straight from the Museum of Modern Democracy and is proudly supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.
It runs until 2 December.