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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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November 2019

Aussie Legends

22 November 2019 - 27 January 2020
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

Drawn from our vast collection of original works, The National Cartoon Gallery has compiled an exhibition featuring our Aussie Legends. From Sporting Stars to Politicians, caricatures to comic strips, you're bound to see some of your favourite Aussies depicted in a comical light. The exhibition runs until 27 January 2020. General admission is Adults $6, Under 16 $4, Friends and U5s Free.  

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January 2020

Captain Fantastic Cartoon Competition – Exhibition

31 January 2020 - 1 April 2020
Bunker Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

Welcome to our first ever online exhibition!  Featuring all the entries from the Captain Fantastic Cartoon Competition, this exhibition is a salute to Sir Elton John himself as our finest cartoonists portray him in a satirical and comical light. With works in all shapes, sizes, and mediums, this exhibition is full of variety and features one of the world's most colourful characters! It's bound to entertain!

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May 2020

Captain Fantastic Online Exhibition!

1 May 2020 - 31 July 2020

Welcome to our first ever online exhibition! Because it was such a hit, we have decided to create an online exhibition featuring all the entries from the Captain Fantastic Cartoon Competition, this exhibition is a salute to Sir Elton John himself as our finest cartoonists portray him in a satirical and comical light. With works in all shapes, sizes, and mediums, this exhibition is full of variety and features one of the world’s most colourful characters! It’s bound to entertain!…

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June 2020

Doin’ it with the Kids!

12 June 2020 - 16 August 2020
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU

An exhibition dedicated to our relationship with little ones! The walls of the gallery will be filled with cartoons of children and the things they get up to... and how they see us. Bound to grab the attention of your kids and the young at heart. Opening night will also be somewhat of a reunion as we open our doors for the first time after Covid-19 closures so please come and say hi and we'll update you on the construction…

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August 2020

Toons 4 Wildlife

22 August 2020  10:00 am - 22 November 2020  4:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU
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This exhibition is in aid of our furry friends (...and scaly and feathered and... anything Aussie!). Mark from TIPPETTURES rallied our Aussie cartoonists together to assist after the devastating fires earlier in the year. The response from our cartoonists was heart warming, creating an impressive collection of over 90 works which together make up the  Toons 4 Wildlife exhibition. Among these a selection of original and signed prints will be auctioned online for the duration of the exhibition with all…

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November 2020

Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition – Cancelled

29 November 2020

Unfortunately due to Covid-19 The Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition has been cancelled for 2020. An initiative of the Coffs Harbour Camera Club this annual competition is open to all amateurs on the Coffs Coast and is named in memory of Marnie Yeates, one of the original club members with a passion for nature. The gallery is proud to assist the local camera club by hosting this extremely popular exhibition for our fellow creatives every year. Unfortunately, this local favourite will not…

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