Exhibitions & Events

Our ever-changing exhibitions feature themed collections from our 23,500+ strong collection as well as well known travelling exhibitions such as the Bald Archy Prize and Behind the Lines. Hosting the National Rotary Cartoon Awards and other nationally recognised cartooning competitions, you can expect to see something different each visit time you visit us... at The Bunker!!

In addition to our daily displays the National Cartoon Gallery is constantly hosting an ever changing variety of other special events... from movie nights, to musical performances and of course our exhibition opening nights and awards nights.

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Exhibitions are open every day from 10 am till 4 pm.
(closed only on Christmas Day and Good Friday)

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,…

Bill Leak Exhibition

5 February  10:00 am - 30 May  4:00 pm

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…

Bill Leak – Opening Night!

5 February  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We are very excited to announce the first event to be held in our new exhibition space! It’s been quite a journey, but well worth it- and we can’t wait to share it with you! Opening night for the Bill Leak exhibition is Friday 5 February at 6:30 pm. We invite you to join us…


25 February  10:00 am - 4 March  4:00 pm

The weather and covid and the nature of building in general has pushed back the Grand Opening of our fabulous new gallery  ever so slightly but we are sure to be celebrating this momentous community event by late February-early March. We don’t yet know what’s in store so please… follow us on Facebook, join the…

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