Exhibitions & Events

With 24,000 works in our collection we curate exhibitions that tell a story. We also bring in travelling exhibitions such as the Bald Archy Prize and Behind the Lines. Our annual exhibition, the  National Rotary Cartoon Awards are a big drawcard and nationally recognised cartooning competitions.

Each time you visit you will see something different!

We regularly host a variety of other events... from movie nights, to musical and theatre performances, as well as exhibition openings and awards nights.

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Bill Leak Exhibition

5 February  10:00 am - 7 November  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…

Manga Mania – Extended until 3 October

18 June  10:00 am - 3 October  4:00 pm

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.  …

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