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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

Rotary Cartoon Awards – Exhibition

28 November 2020 - 28 February 2021

Featuring all the best entries from the 2020 Rotary Cartoon Awards (RCA) this exhibition is a favourite now in its 32nd year.  The RCA is an Australia-wide competition open to all cartoonists; professional and enthusiasts. This year’s special category recognises the past 12 months of hardship across the entire country with the special topic “Crisis, Which Crisis?” along with the usual themes: Caricature, Comic Strip, Political, Sports and Open, with one standout prize for the Cartoon of the Year Award. …

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Marnie Yeates Nature Photography Competition – Cancelled

29 November 2020
National Cartoon Gallery, 1 John Champion Way
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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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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February 2021

Bill Leak Exhibition

5 February - 7 November
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU
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To open our new exhibition space, the National Cartoon Gallery is excited to welcome the wittiest set of cartoons you’ll ever see from the late Bill Leak, master of non-politically correct satire and his son Johannes Leak. These cartoons and caricatures cover the political and social life of Australia over the past 30 years. His friend and fellow cartoonist, Warren Brown speaks of Leak as “The cartoonist’s cartoonist”.  (Leak’s) exquisite artistic talent, a curious agile mind and a ruthless, rapier…

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March 2021

Behind The Lines

5 March  10:00 am - 12 April  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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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…

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April 2021

The Chronicles of Sandwich Bag Dad

16 April  10:00 am - 14 June  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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Free – $10

This dad’s morning ritual of drawing on his 3 daughter’s lunch-bags has been the highlight of the school day for teachers and students at his local school  for 8 years (and counting). Recently, via Instagram this quirky tradition has also been found to be entertaining 1,000’s of families across the world and now form the foundation of this fun, pun filled exhibition. Dave Blumenthal aka The Sandwich Bag Dad and his family will join us at the official opening night…

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Sandwich Bag Dad Opening Night

16 April  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour, 1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
Coffs Harbour, 2450 AU
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$5

Bring the kids along and join us on opening night for this fun pun-filled exhibition! Dave Blumenthal aka The Sandwich Bag Dad and his family will be joining us to officially open the exhibition and share stories of how he came to be entertaining families across the world with their family lunchtime tradition. On Friday 16 April from 6:30pm come have a laugh (and an eye roll) whilst grazing on nibbles and a drinks with the whole family. Limited tickets-…

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June 2021

Manga Mania – Extended until 3 October

18 June  10:00 am - 3 October  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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Attention Kids... grab your parents and bring them on a Japanese comic adventure.  Show them why Manga is growing in popularity world wide. The National Cartoon Gallery is excited to have been invited to partner with the Embassy of Japan in Australia to bring you this exhibition, including Manga Awards recipients from the 14th International Manga Awards.   Manga artists from all over Australia and beyond have contributed their own Manga style works, making this an international collaboration. If you are mad about…

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October 2021

2021 C.ex Coffs Camera Club​ Nature Photography Competition

8 October - 31 October

The beauty of Australia is on show in all its glory at the National Cartoon Gallery. C.ex Coffs Camera Club 2021 Nature Photography Competition Exhibition will be on display from 8 to 31 October. The photography competition is open to all local amateur photographers who enjoy taking images of nature such as landscapes, seascapes, animals, insects and flora. Photographers from all backgrounds with simple point and shoot cameras as well mobile phone cameras have entered and you’ll be impressed at…

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