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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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Opening Night – Bald Archy Prize

9 August 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. 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 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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Stomping Ivories

27 September 2019

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 2019 - 9 October 2019

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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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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Halloween Drawing Workshop

26 October 2019  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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November 2019

Aussie Legends – Opening Night

22 November 2019  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at the Aussie Legends opening night 6.30 pm 22 November, cash bar, raffles, light refreshments – all only for a gold coin entry. All your favourite Aussie heroes - or villains - as only cartoonists can portray them!

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January 2020

3 Fun Days of Drawing!

11 January  10:30 am - 13 January  12:30 pm

January 11, 12 & 13 (10:30am-12:30pm) 3 day Drawing Workshop with Jimmy Wags and Tulli Stevens Join us for 3 fun filled mornings to take your drawing skills to the next level! Learn a variety of styles and experiment with different materials with guidance from local artists Jimmy Wags and Tulli Stevens. Day 1: Paint Pen Creations Day 2: Polychromos Pencil Illustrations Day 3: Mandala Designs. Cost $100 for all 3 days. Use your creative kids vouchers to get this…

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