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…

Official Opening

23 February  11:00 am - 23 March  12:00 pm

The official opening of our completed building will be carried out by The Hon. John Barilaro, MP Deputy Premier, NSW & Leader of the National Party in NSW on 23 February at 11:00am with a plaque unveiling to commemorate the event. This is an invitation only event, if please contact the gallery to RSVP.

Behind The Lines

5 March  10:00 am - 12 April  4:00 pm

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…

Sandwich-bag Dad – Exhibition

15 April  10:00 am - 14 June  4:00 pm

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…

Sandwich-bag Dad

15 April  10:00 am - 14 June  4:00 pm

This dad’s morning ritual of drawing on his 3 daughter’s lunch-bags has been the highlight of the 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…

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