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October 2018

Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons

26 October 2018 - 2 December 2018
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle that is The Three-Ring Circus. Behind the Lines 2017 is a travelling exhibition, coming to the Bunker from 26 October to 2 December, and 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. Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact…

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December 2018

Surf’s Up

7 December 2018 - 3 February 2019

Just in time for summer and the holidays is the Surf’s Up Exhibition here at the National Cartoon Gallery @the Bunker, Coffs Harbour. Running from 7 December 2018 to 3 February 2019 and featuring a great collection of surfing-related cartoons, original artworks on loan from local artists, with children’s activities organised for our young visitors. To complement all this, there will be items of historical relevance on loan from the Coffs Harbour Surf Club and from members of the community…

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February 2019

Love is in the Air

8 February 2019 - 3 March 2019

February...Valentine's...Love...yes, within the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour's collection there are many cartoons celebrating - or making fun of - all things Love. The exhibition is open from 8 February to 3 March, from 10 am to 4 pm.  

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March 2019

Bird’s Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

8 March 2019 - 28 April 2019
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

Where would the world be without women? In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March) the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harour is showcasing a special selection of cartoons, from a Bird’s Eye View: women cartoonists and their take on the world. The exhibition will run from 8 March until 28 April, 10 am to 4 pm daily (closed Good Friday). Entry is Adults $5; children u16 $3; Friends of the Gallery and kids u5 free

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May 2019

Behind the Lines

3 May 2019 - 7 July 2019

Behind the Lines 2018 – Best Political Cartoons Exhibition Venture down the rabbit hole to Behind the Lines 2018, the perennially popular exhibition of the year’s best political cartoons… After a topsy-turvy 2018, the theme this year is Curiouser & Curiouser, inspired by the surreal charm of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Did the political landscape of the last 12 months have you thinking you’d stepped through the looking glass to a world where nothing is as it seems?…

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July 2019

Bird’s Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

12 July 2019 - 4 August 2019

Where would the world be without women? Back by Popular Demand! You asked, you get–a showcase of a special selection of cartoons, all from women cartoonists, expressing their take on the world: A Bird’s Eye View. The exhibition will run from 12 July until 4 August, 10 am to 4 pm daily. Entry is Adults $6; children u16 $4; Friends of the Gallery and kids u5 free.

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August 2019

Bald Archy Prize Art Exhibition

9 August 2019 - 1 September 2019

We missed it last year, but now it's back...the most talked about exhibition in any year makes its return to the National Cartoon Gallery. The Bald Archy Prize was founded in 1994 in a small village outside Gundagai, by experienced arts administrator and successful theatre director, the late Peter Batey OAM, as part of an arts festival named the Coolac Festival of Fun, to avoid discrimination by those afraid of a cultural image. It has been regarded as something of…

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September 2019

Opening Night – 31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

7 September 2019
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

Join us, with host Jan Lindrum, for the opening night of the 31st Rotary Cartoon Awards when the winners are announced, and prizes are awarded. Will you agree with the judges’ decisions?? Entries in the Rotary Awards form the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection and this is your chance to see cartoonists’ original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Saturday 7 September, 6.30 pm.…

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31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

7 September 2019 - 17 November 2019

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour! The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 7 September until 17 November. Now in its 31st year and the backbone of the Gallery’s cartoon collection, this is your chance to see cartoonists’ original works from around Australia. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year’s Special Category: Under Construction. Will you agree with the judges' decisions??…

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October 2019

Captain Fantastic Cartoon Competition

14 October 2019 - 10 January 2020
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

CLOSING DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ENTRY FORM In Celebration of Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour and in recognition of the multi-talented artists and cartoonists of Australia, the National Cartoon Gallery is hosting the Captain Fantastic Cartoon Competition! This Competition is open to cartoonists and artists in any medium...so grab your pens, pencils, chisels, paints...or the welding torch and get involved in the most exciting competition on the calendar! A selection of works from…

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