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May 2019

Movie Night – Casablanca

23 May

Casablanca, the 1942 classic with two unforgettable and iconic movie stars at the helm: Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. This Best Picture Academy Award winner tells the story of a cynical American expatriate’s struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco. Join us at the National Cartoon Gallery @the Bunker, Coffs Harbour on Thursday 23 May and enjoy the movie all over again, or maybe for the first time.…

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July 2019

Virtual Cartooning Workshops

11 July

One of Australia's best cartoonists and illustrators, Phil Judd, will be hosting a Virtual Cartooning Workshop on Thursday 11 July. Catering for ages 6 to 16, with all materials supplied. There will be lots of fun to be had while learning the art of cartooning with Phil, a fulltime cartoonist, illustrator, and animator from Comic Express Create Your Own Funny Cartoon Character 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, and Fun Cartoon Aliens and Space Monsters 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. And…

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Bird’s Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

12 July - 4 August

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 - 1 September

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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Opening Night – Bald Archy Prize

9 August

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. Join us for the opening night of the Bald Archy Prize exhibition. Come and see for yourself just how irreverent the Bald Archy exhibition can be! Light refreshments, cash bar, raffles & more...only $15 entry ($12 Friends of the Gallery, U16 Free). Tickets now available from the National Cartoon Gallery–open daily from 10 am to 4…

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September 2019

Opening Night – 31st Rotary Cartoon Awards

7 September
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 - 17 November

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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Stomping Ivories

27 September

If you’ve seen them before, you’ll want to see them again. And if you haven’t had the pleasure, you’re in for a treat! Greg Agar, Hugh Murray and Murray Sheridan are the Stomping Ivories. Now touring the world with two grand pianos and a drum kit! From Gershwin to Gaga, and all musical stops between. With rock'n'roll verve, they deftly weave the hits songs of all eras, creating intimate spaces where audiences can't help but sing along. At ease with…

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October 2019

Cartooning Workshops

8 October - 9 October

Three fun cartooning workshops in October ... Kawaii Characters with Meg English from BlueBerry Beetle - 8 October 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. Suitable for ages 6 to 16 years, $15. In this workshop you'll learn the basics of how to make your characters cute! Following the format of the ever popular Kawaii style. Colourful Characters - Posca designs with Jimmy Wags from Jimmy Wags Art - 8 October 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Children 6 to 16 years, $20.…

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Halloween Drawing Workshop

26 October  10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to draw fun Halloween characters! Meg English from Blueberry Beetle will guide you through the steps and teach you the basics of how to design a range of characters with a fun Halloween theme to get you ready for this creative holiday event. Perfect for anyone at any skill level. $15 Recommended age is 6-16 but all are welcome! Bookings are essential - limited numbers. Call into the Gallery to book and pay or phone 6651 7343. Daily…

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